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Why are pandas always given repetitive names, like Ching Ching or Tao Tao? And is this the reason they’re so bad at breeding?

Imagine the situation: you’re a panda trying to meet a mate. You sidle up. “Can I offer you some bamboo?” you say.

“Why thanks,” she replies. “What’s your name?”

“Erm. Bao Bao.”

She falls over laughing. “What kind of name is that? Ho ho ho.”

You slink off, unrequited and muttering. “Not again.”

Panda rejection

3 Responses to “Title title”

  1. Tom L Says:

    And having a good sense of humour doesn’t really help either, since there is only one joke in the whole panda world: “Who gave you the black eye?”

  2. rivergirlie Says:

    i once knew some rather posh people who all had stupid nicknames for each other – jay jay, dee dee, lou lou and so on. maybe they’ll become extinct …

  3. pouletnoir Says:

    It seems to be an inexact science. Zsa Zsa Gabor managed to have a child, albeit not the result of a happy union, but Baden Baden remains as infertile as ever ever.

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