Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Panda love


I had to chuckle when I read the following in this article about the naming ceremony for the baby panda at the Washington DC National Zoo:

"Tai Shan is a result of the love between the two giant pandas Mei Xiang and Tian Tian and also represents the great feeling between the American and Chinese people," Yan Xun, deputy director of the conservation department of the Peoples Republic of China, said through an interpreter.

There's just something undefinably strange about that quote. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it makes me chuckle. Also, the baby panda is ridiculously cute.


Blogger Wayne Frazer said...

I assumed "Tai Shan" was Chinese for "born after watching her parents fark," but I could be wrong.

8:01 PM  

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