Pandas are not really on my list of favourite animals. They would probably make my list of top ten overrated animals. When I went to Ueno zoo in Tokyo many years ago, everyone I was with was just so excited about seeing the panda. We rushed straight to where the pandas were and waited for the pile of black and white fur to move. We waited for 30 minutes and nothing happened.... We weren't even sure if it was alive or even real. To put it bluntly, my one and only panda experience sucked. Well, not all pandas suck. I am a big fan of the red panda. It looks like a red racoon and is way more active. The way a panda should be!
Anyway, I was just watching CNN and a little story came on about this panda Meixiang (美香) who had just given birth to a baby Tiantian (天天). Tiantian was born on 9 July and so is only 4 days old. There is a webcam in the room where they are and so I am sitting here trying to see if I can see the baby. Tiantian is really small and Meixiang is really big, so I am not holding out much hope. Still it is a strangely beguiling webcam, can't seem to take my eyes off it...
Check it out and see if you can see the baby!
San Nakji for President!