You think your toddler has trouble getting around?
Get a load of these terrible twos. Terribly cute 2-year-old pandas at the Toronto Zoo.
“This will make you fall for pandas all over again 🐼 ” the zoo says in its adorable video featuring Jia Panpan, the male cub, and Jia Yueyue, the female cub.
You’ll squee while watching all the thrills and spills.
And yup, all of it is completely normal, according to experts.
“In 2003, scientists from Zoo Atlanta, Chengdu, and the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding published a study that described trends in the behavior of giant panda cubs. Among other findings, this study confirmed that falling was a normal and expected part of the play of the giant panda cubs being reared by their mother. The researchers suggested that the natural play experiences of growing cubs with their mothers and siblings may significantly contribute to the panda cubs’ development into reproductively successful adults.”
It’s probably just fine if you tot takes a few tumbles, too.
Parents Da Mao and Er Shun will also be there to celebrate the giant panda cubs second birthday on October 13.
As part of a Canada-China exchange program, the pandas will finish their five-year term in Toronto in March, 2018 before moving to the Calgary Zoo.
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