Pandas falling all over the place

I’m tired and have just finished a paid piece of writing, which still needs work. This is the break both of us need: a video compilation of teenage pandas at the Toronto Zoo, apparently unable to balance themselves. Good thing they’re round and fat, immune to damage.

h/t: Matthew Cobb

23 Comments

  1. Posted October 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    So, it isn’t enough you have to waste your own time, you have to waste ours, too? Sheesh!

    On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Why Evolution Is True wrote:

    > whyevolutionistrue posted: “I’m tired and have just finished a paid piece > of writing, which still needs work. This is the break both of us need: a > video compilation of teenage pandas at the Toronto Zoo, apparently unable > to balance themselves. Good thing they’re round and fat, immun” >

  2. ploubere
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Thank you.

  3. Jeff Rankin
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Pandas – they do all their own stunts.

  4. DrBrydon
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Almost cat-light in their grace…. This made me think of Po from Kung Fu Panda.

  5. Posted October 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the much-needed diversion.

  6. Randy schenck
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    So these guys are not going to be mountain climbers.

  7. David Coxill
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I thought no video clip of Pandas could top the one of the sneezing panda .
    Thanks for posting .

  8. Heather Hastie
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Very cool! Most enjoyable! 😀

  9. Posted October 12, 2017 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Thank you. Needed this.

  10. qp83
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    No wonder they’re extinct, lol.

    • Posted October 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

      They’re not extinct but are actually coming back in the wild (or so I’ve heard).

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted October 13, 2017 at 9:53 am | Permalink

        It’s so-so. Numbers are increasing in total – wild plus zoos – but the habitat destruction and fragmentation continue, which is not a good sign for the future.
        Rehabilitation from zoo breeding to wild living has problems too. Which is no surprise.

  11. Stephen Barnard
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    It’s like they’re built for falling, physiologically adapted to it, and they’re doing play-falling to learn how to fall.

  12. Jenny Haniver
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    I saw this just the day before yesterday and it was a true panacea. Now had another dose today, at just the right time, so thanks. A bit of the Three Stooges in them.

  13. BJ
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    It’s the music and editing that really makes this video. Perfect presentation.

  14. Posted October 12, 2017 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    They’re great balls of wonderfulness. Had me chuckling. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Posted October 12, 2017 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    They are all so adorably clumsy!

  16. Taskin
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I needed a laugh! Roly poly, floppy, clumsy pandas are perfect 🙂

  17. klf
    Posted October 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Okay, I laughed. But when one of them fell on their head, it made me cringe.

    Please don’t think me awful, but it struck me: is it just ONE of them falling, due to some disability? I mean, I can’t tell them apart…

    Am happy to report the Toronto Zoo site has a press release that confirms it is typical behavior. It was all part of celebrating the cubs’ 2nd birthday, how fun!

    http://www.torontozoo.com/press/2017/?pg=20171005

  18. kieran
    Posted October 13, 2017 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hp72_XumM4 Contains graphic images of panada giving birth. No where near as traumatic as watching one born every minute.

  19. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted October 13, 2017 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    I’m assuming this was the video tweeted by Chris Hadfield – who’s certainly Canuk, but I’m not sure if Torontonian (?) – a couple of days ago. There were suggestions that Canada was training an elite corps of free-fall pandas. For … something.


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