24 Sep / Giant Pandas
Okay, hands up who has spent more time in the past month watching the Giant Panda cub at the Smithsonian, than pondering the plight of Syrian refugees.
Yeah, I thought it couldn’t just be me. Little cub is so cute.
And not too little anymore as it clocked in at 2.95 lbs at the last weigh-in.
This has been especially interesting as debate is renewed by Wellington Zoo seeking a couple of Giant Pandas for its fabulous zoo. It’s even considering swapping a couple of Kiwis to sweeten the deal. The birds that is, not some random New Zealanders who don’t know what they’re getting into.
Who would’ve thought that a vegetarian single-food-source animal from a foreign land (unless you’re Chinese) would have proved to be so popular worldwide?
Apparently, the expected cost for such an addition would run to about $100 million. And then they have to pay for the bamboo on top of that!
Still, having a look at the Giant Panda cam does make it seem worth it. I’m sure a lot more people would want Pandas than a new flag.
Just an idea, but maybe if they had Syrian Refugee cam, and trained it on the littlest and cutest, we’d pay more attention.