We interrupt our regularly scheduled hilarity for this message

If you are not aware already, the nation’s (well this nation anyway) newest panda ceased to be after only 6 days on the planet.  We send inner pandy thoughts to Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and all the staff at the National Zoo in Washington DC. They should know that the nation’s panda faithful mourn with them.

We know that these things happen…nature knows what it is doing, but it doesn’t make us any less sad.  We will go back to being funny tomorrow.

Till then,

Be the bear.

Bob T. Panda and the entire menage at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire.

6 thoughts on “We interrupt our regularly scheduled hilarity for this message

    1. Bob T Panda

      It just hit the news here yesterday morning. It is very sad, but part of the panda reality…not all cubbies make it. Not to worry, the panda kindergarten will be back in fine funny form soon. You can’t keep a panda down for long.

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    1. Bob T Panda

      Yes, I will go back to being funny in a day or two. There is a reason (well, I think there are many reasons) that pandas are endangered, and one of them is that they ARE fragile the first weeks of life and just like every other living being, things can go wrong that have nothing to do with what was or wasn’t done. I hope there will not be a blame-a-thon (although now that I mention it, it could make a very funny cartoon) about this. I have complete faith in Mei and in the zoo staff.

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  1. Norma Cooper~grammmie

    As I said on the Facebook page…what we really want to know is that it was unavoidable, there is no blame to assign and that the cub did not suffer pain. We know Mei will suffer, but will be taken care of as best she can be by the people who love and care for her the most. Love Grammmie

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    1. Bob T Panda

      That is absolutely right. Sometimes stuff just happens this way. I am taking the view that there is no blame to be assigned. nature works in mysterious ways. Not saying anything like “this is for the best” or the like. Just that sometimes all is not what it should be on a biological level. In the long run, pandas are in better shape if a mother panda is allowed to take care of her cub. If they whisked every panda cub off to an incubator as it is born, there is no hope for the species in the long run. We have to trust that our pandas do what is right. We can’t ever “really” know if it was ‘avoidable”. that’s not how nature works. Oh that it were.

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