Monday, June 16, 2008

House of Bamboo

[Above: "There is a rumor that Tarepanda increases by division."]

Apparently, even the world's shortest vacation messes up my posting schedule. But I'm back with pandas. As you many know, scientists have found asexuality to exist in various types of animals. I've never heard pandas mentioned. However, here is an animal that won't even have sex to save its own species from extinction. (Humans don't have that problem.) Interestingly, it is habitat destruction, not the panda's status as "poor breeders", that is blamed for its predicament. Interestingly, humans meet their fellows' preference for bamboo over sex with some indignance. The panda is so cute, cuddly and lovable that the World Wildlife Federation used it for its mascot. Apparently, the panda inspires a conservatory zeal in all who see it. If only I could say the same for asexuals and our habitat. What is our habitat, you may ask? You tell me...bakeries?

4 comments:

pretzelboy said...

Some BBC people recently got live footage of pandas mating in the wild along with the mating behavior preceding it.

"http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7438975.stm"

Ily said...

Ah, panda porn, who knew?

Superquail said...

I love tarepanda!!!!!!!!!!

Ily said...

Me too! And why is he so flat? The world may never know...