The Toronto Zoo has released a new compilation video of their adorably clumsy pandas, and it’ll make you wonder how this species ever managed to survive in the wild.
Honest question: do pandas even have inner ears? Y’know, the thing that lets them tell right-side-up from upside-down? Because if you look at this video, you might be wondering if pandas are just a bit more than a little directionally challenged.
In a new video from the Toronto Zoo, we get a candid look at the lives of panda children, and we discover that it involves a lot more tumbling than human children. At least, most human children. They call it the “Panda-Opera”, which naturally needs an appropriately operatic piece to accompany it. We think “The Barber of Seville” is a fantastic choice and compliments the Loony Tunes-esque subject matter quite well.
The video starts out quite strong with one panda casually strolling past another sleeping panda, somehow tripping over said sleeping panda, and then just not bothering to get up. Frankly, it’s hard to understand just how something like this could happen. It’s not like the walking panda didn’t clearly see the sleeping panda in its way.
Next, we move on to a series of rapid-fire tumbles from various panda cubs in keeping with the overall theme. We found that most of the tumbles displayed are from roughhousing panda cubs, although there is still the occasional adult tumble in there too.
Clumsy panda bear compilation released by Toronto Zoo
The Toronto Zoo has released a "Panda-Opera," the finest compilation of cute panda falls set to the music of "The Barber of Seville." For more adorable panda videos, visit http://glbn.ca/ZSkpVUPosted by Global News on Friday, October 6, 2017
A few times the cub will actually stick the landing, which is quite impressive, but more often the cub unceremoniously lands on its face or back. One thing this video proves: pandas are quite the durable creature!
So why are pandas so clumsy in general? Well, there’s a very simple reason why pandas don’t really need to be “on the ball,” so to speak: pandas have virtually no wild predators. You don’t need to beat a hasty retreat up a mountainside if nobody is chasing you, so pandas have evolved to be fluffy and adorable at the expense of acrobatic skill.
And they’ve also evolved some thick skulls too, apparently.