Friday, January 20, 2006


Pandas are very cute. Sadly they are also very endangered (there are only 1,590 in the wild), but they are getting great PR these days. pandafix is a captivating new blog to stay abreast of all that is panda and to be overwhelmed by their cuteness.

The photo is of Tai Shan, taken last week when he turned 6 months old. Having grown up near the National Zoo, I remember seeing Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing many times. As an adult, I am more conflicted about captivity, but I am delighted at the attention that the many recent births provide to the plight of these gentle and beautiful creatures.

Bonus links:
Panda cub photos on flickr
The birth of panda-plomacy
The National Zoo's live panda cam
The Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center