December 15th, 2014 15:31 EST
Viral Video: Panda Cub Doesn't Want Keeper to Leave
"A video from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda breeding shows footage from a surveillance camera in a panda cage in the China based institution. Filmed on August 12th, the pictures show a keeper trying to bring two Pandas back into their cage but ending up with one of the animals clinging to his leg. "
EuroNews YouTube Channel
Let me preface my remarks by pointing out that it`s sad to see pandas locked up in a cage, but I must stress that this is not a zoo.
This research facility in China rescues pandas that would have died in the wild, and they release them back into the wild when they are older and in good health.
I don`t like the concept of zoos, the only animal who should be locked up in a cage is a human animal who has committed crimes.
The only zoo I endorse is the kind where the animals roam free in huge fenced in areas, and people observe them from the safety of vehicles.
Having said all that it`s heartwarming to see the bond that pandas develop with their handlers. Those pandas are so cute and cuddly that I wouldn`t mind being locked up with them.
Is there a creature more adorable than a panda?