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The Soup Panda

Red Panda
Red Panda
Red Panda
10/3/2008

3:50 PM -- What do you do when your panda is all stressed out? Make him some -- what else? -- chicken noodle soup, the Associated Press reports:

    The Wuhan Zoo in central China has been feeding its two pandas home-cooked chicken soup twice in a month to reduce stress and give them a nutritional boost, a zoo official said Friday...

    "They had been getting less sleep, and they had to run around more," he said. "We felt it would be good to give them the soup because they were fatigued and had a bit of a shock."

What with the recent financial crisis and the fast pace of modern life, sometimes a panda just needs to take some time out and curl up with a good book and a bowl of good ol' fashioned comfort food.

    The pandas were served 2.2 pounds of soup in giant dishes, in addition to their regular diet of bamboo, milk and buns, He said.

    It was a hit.

    "They drank it all like they drank their milk. They loved it," he said.

Take note, Light Reading. I could use some soup over here.

— Red Panda, Light Reading

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