Drop everything and look at this adorable giant panda cub
This is pretty much the only thing you need to see today.
When your Instagram feeds are full to the brim of adorable animals, it’s hard for one to really stand out. However, this baby panda will have absolutely no trouble stealing your heart.
The baby panda was recently born at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo, but it’s not an easy road for the little critter. She’s yet to make her public debut due to health concerns. Her brother was born in 2012 but only survived six days, so understandably the zookeepers are taking extra care of the newborn.
There’s something peculiarly adorable about pandas which means that people just can’t handle the cuteness. Nobody can be blamed – have you seen the baby panda squeaking around her mother?!
how are pandas so cute— mae (@maedeeee) May 13, 2017
Honestly, I really want a pet baby panda . ❤️— Brie Maher (@brie_maher) July 18, 2017
The zoo has posted pictures of their newest celeb on Twitter – and you can tell she’s going to be a star. Just look at her working the camera with that smile and a classic over the shoulder pose.
6/12に誕生したジャイアントパンダの子は昨日生後40日を迎えました。誕生時に150gほどだった体重も1.6kgに増加し、うっすら目も開きかけてきました。公開はまだしばらく先ですが、名前募集は7月28日から開始で、詳細はTokyoZooNetでお知らせする予定です。 pic.twitter.com/QoZa9jp8BT— 上野動物園［公式］ (@UenoZooGardens) July 23, 2017
So far, the panda seems to be having a great time in her new home.
The baby girl is yet to be named – Tokyo’s government will soon start crowdsourcing a name – so expect some predictably inane offerings of “Panda McPandaface”.