Pandas in the News

Those of you who have been following the exploits of Bob and the panda kindergarten for some time know that I am exceedingly fond of real news stories that either feature pandas or can be subverted to somehow be about pandas, even when they are not.

Are you following all that?

Anyway, our first story comes to us courtesy of alert readers Sarajane Eppley and Karen Willie, who both alerted me to this story about pandas’ relationship with themselves, or more accurately their reflections in mirrors. BBC Earth brings us this story about a peculiar panda particular!

This is a job for panda satire!

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is that handsome panda I see before me?

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is that handsome panda I see before me?

Thanks again to Karen and Sarajane for alerting me to this story. Tune in on Wednesday for another story of pandas in the news!

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

4 thoughts on “Pandas in the News

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Mehitabel does love it when she can lord it over the pandas. I think she still harbors some (!!!!) resentment for their rise to fame, not to mention absconding with her cartoon. Next week she does get to have a cartoon with NO pandas in it! She was very happy about that.
      Bob has always appreciated a pretty panda. Can he help it if he doesn’t recognize himself? Scientists say “no”.

  1. Candy Gai

    Perhaps Pandas are not so vain that they recognize their reflection when he or she sees it. Of course, this does not include the Princesses Pinky and Dumpling, each of whom I am sure has made a study of their beauty and superb attributes.

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Yes, I think you are right. If Princess Pinky looked in the mirror she would absolutely recognize herself (of course the tiara with ‘Pinky’ on it might help clue her in.) Her ego is absolutely invincible, at least as long as no one crosses her or makes her cry by thwarting her plans. I think Dumpling knows who she is too. As far as the Meihems go, it is possible if their beanies were switched, that they might become confused.


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