When I was in school, I was obsessed with pandas. I just found them to be the most majestic creatures. I was in love with their big black eyes, cute nose and ears. There was just something about them that made me fall in love. I had to do a school project on my favourite animal and I did the most elaborate project. My mum took me to the library everyday after school for 2 weeks, so I could get all my research done. We would go to bookshops and try to find pictures of pandas, and surprisingly, there were quite a few pictures of pandas in bookshops. I spent hours on that project, learning about pandas and I even created a panda fact file after. We moved houses when I was 10 and I lost my panda fact file during the move. Till this day, it is still one of my biggest regrets, allowing my mum to pack it in a box during the move, instead of me putting it in my bag.
If you were to ask me about pandas today, you would be glad to know that I still remember a fair amount. I know that they sit around most of the time eating bamboo, and the occasional fish. I know that they live in China and eat for about 12 hours a day. I know that baby pandas are blind at birth for 6 weeks, which makes sense as their eyes need to get used to the light. I know that females give birth once every 2 years, which is smart because your body needs rest. And I know that they’re endangered.
As an adult, I want to be a panda, but for different reasons than my younger self. Here’s is a list of reasons why:
Eating for 12 hours? – yes please.
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