The Guardian reported today the finding of a scientist in China that prehistoric people used to slash, kill, and eat pandas.
It is hard to believe that anybody would eat anything as cute as a panda bear, but when your prehistoric and starving–perhaps that’s a different story.
According to ABC News, when two giant pandas arrived in Washington D.C. in December 2000, people waited in line for 4 hours to see them.
There are only about 130-140 pandas in captivity and U.S. Zoos are paying China as much as $1 to $2 million a year to rent these huggable, teddy bear like creatures.
Personally, beautiful creatures like pandas, penguins, seals, turtles, lions, tigers and more are for marveling at and enjoying–not for calorie intake.
One creative individual found a noteworthy way to tell everyone just how adorable s/he felt the pandas are–by getting car seat covers that look just like they are driving around town. 😉
(Source Photos: Minna Blumenthal)