So, the above gif is of my favorite panda, Tare. SMS and I first saw him when we were taking Chinese classes last Spring. We were in a Japanese classroom at Palo Alto High School and I was captivated by his (?) doleful eyes as we obediently and repeatedly butchered Chinese phonetics.
Anyway, isn’t he cute!? I also love the below picture of a baby panda doing a faceplant. Part of the hilarity is the completely ineffectual attempted intervention of the caretaker. I also feel that the photographer knew this was going to happen and thought, “Wait for it…wait…for…it!”