Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pandas - do they really exist?

I don't think I have ever seen a Giant Panda in real life, so I am not entirely convinced they are real. It would not surprise me to learn that they were genetically engineered in the 1930s in a campaign to produce the cutest possible animal.

More Panda action here

I have seen Red Pandas down in Fota Wildlife Park, but I think the jury is out on whether they are actually relatives of the Giant Panda. They seem to be a lot fiercer.


dok said...

You mean fierce like this?

ian said...

I really need broadband.

Kealo said...

I think red pandas are related to racoons or so a sign in Dublin Zoo claims.

Ian, get broadband.

ian said...

Their taxonomic status is uncertain, but like Giant Pandas they have a false thumb.