I follow a lot of animals on social media. I’m that girl who’s constantly “awing” at her phone and forcing others to watch videos of cats more Instagram famous than actual celebrities. It may be a slight problem, but think about all the cute, clumsy moments I’d miss if I didn’t follow them. For example, these little buggers have been the ones recently consuming my feeds.
#BeiBei had his first introduction to snow today! Keepers took him outside to a small behind-the-scenes area to let him explore in a light dusting of snow for a few minutes while Mei Xiang ate her breakfast in her outdoor yard. Keepers said he wasn’t quite sure what to make of the powdery snow and made his way back inside quickly. #WeSaveSpecies
They are the pandas at the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington, DC. And get this—the little one’s name is “Bei Bei,” which I obviously pronounce as “bae bae.” So cute, right? Well, what if I told you that you could play around with pandas and all their cuteness all day, every day, 365 days a year AND get paid for it? Because now you can—I swear I’m not kidding.
Apparently, the Giant Panda Protection Research Center of Chengdu, China is offering to pay a salary of $32,000 to someone willing to become a full-time “Professional Panda Hugger.” It’s a perfect year-off-from-school scenario if you ask me. And think of the potential Instagram fame! (Obviously, that’s the most important part.)
“Hey, mom, can I move to China for a year and get work experience while I figure out my major?”
It’s not Labradors, but it could work..