Panda-monium!!

@WorDazza (10100)
Manchester, England
November 5, 2015 10:04am CST
Scientists in China claim to have decoded the meaning of 13 different sounds made by giant Pandas. Apparently the males baa like a sheep when they are attempting to court a female and if the female is keen she responds with a bird-like twitter. Judging by the lack of success in getting pandas to reproduce in the world's zoos I'm guessing this isn't a sound which is heard very often. The scientists didn't reveal what the, presumably far more common, sounds were for "Not now love, Match of The Day is just starting" or "Not tonight darling, I've got a headache".
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@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Nov 15
Of course, they could have it all wrong and the reason that Panda couplings are rare and unsuccessful is that what they are really saying is: "No way am I getting romantic with all these stupid scientists watching, the perverts".
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
Yeah, maybe the scientists should be forced to get romantic while being watched by a bunch of pandas. Although I don't think 'bunch' is the correct collective noun for pandas. Bananas maybe. Pandas no!!!
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@marlina (76610)
• Canada
6 Nov 15
Funny answer.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
So if I hear a panda make a sheep like sound I should get the hell away from there quickly.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
Or don't twitter like a bird. Although maybe running away may be the safe option.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
@WorDazza Taking a randy panda with you to the Olympic Games would virtually guarantee a few new World and Olympic track records.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
@Asylum Keep him away from the relay teams. I dread to think what he might do with his baton!!!!
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@Dragonairy1 (1413)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
6 Nov 15
Who thinks of these things, and how do they know, maybe that baa is telling the scientists where to go
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 15
Or maybe they've just come across the Rory Bremner of the panda world!!!
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
6 Nov 15
@WorDazza I thought of you today, I found out they are only half way through the road works on the A1
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
8 Nov 15
@Dragonairy1 Those roadworks can be a nightmare. They keep shutting the A1 completely. Plays havoc with my travel plans.
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
5 Nov 15
Pandas are just SO stupid.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
You can't say that!! Intellectually challenged is surely what you meant to say!!
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
@Drosophila I think you might be mistaking pandas for me!!!!
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@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
5 Nov 15
@WorDazza HAHAHAHA.. but yes, I do hear people go on about how "strenuous" it is!
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• United States
5 Nov 15
Maybe they should teach the lyrics of "Let's Get It On" to both genders. Maybe that would help?
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
Or maybe pipe some Barry White into their enclosure.
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• United States
5 Nov 15
@WorDazza This is fun, but in reality, some zoos have done something similar with good results.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 15
@ElizabethWallace Wow! I didn't know that. So it would seem that we aren't that much different from animals!!
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@allknowing (68646)
• India
6 Nov 15
I think even other animals make different sounds for different situations. Atleast our pet Preity has different barks.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 15
Yeah but does it baa like a sheep??
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@allknowing (68646)
• India
6 Nov 15
@WorDazza OK Do you know the Greater Racket Tailed Drongo chirps like a cat and also chirps in many different ways. Its good that the pand has been studied and when it makes that baa sound people are told to run away . I am sure every kind of sound these animals make surely could be studied.
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@LadyDuck (170706)
• Switzerland
6 Nov 15
Of course nobody is sure they decoded the right sounds, but in the doubt if you hear a Panda bleating it's better to run away.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 15
It's probably a good idea not to get too close to a panda, bleating, twittering or whatever noise it happens to be making. I suspect, despite their cuddly appearance, they could probably remove your head with a swipe of one of those paws.
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@LadyDuck (170706)
• Switzerland
6 Nov 15
@WorDazza It is what I think, people believe that they are so cuuuuute, but they are bears after all.
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@garymarsh6 (14317)
• United Kingdom
7 Nov 15
I was going to say the tweeting was probably saying I've got a headache but you have already said that! 13 sounds eh a man of many words
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@Freelanzer (9496)
• Canada
6 Nov 15
The "not tonight darling" is a human thing. In the jungle, you just take want you want. Perhaps a shot of testosterone may be the answer. Wait! is that just for humans?
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
10 Nov 15
And similarly, you don't take what you don't want! No need to be polite.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 15
@Fleura Whatever happened to romance???
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
10 Nov 15
@WorDazza You tell me!
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@softbabe44 (5899)
• Vancouver, Washington
6 Nov 15
Pandas are actually kida cute.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
6 Nov 15
I wouldn't disagree with that. Although they do seem a little, errr.. how can I put this kindly, err.. slow!!!
• Vancouver, Washington
7 Nov 15
@WorDazza they can i bet ya get a additude.
@Drosophila (16702)
• Ireland
5 Nov 15
Maybe its a case of "who's turn is it to do all the moves tonight?".. "yours?" "no! yours!".. "no! you!"
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
... "oh Ok then. Let's just eat some bamboo instead."
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@sofssu (14448)
5 Nov 15
I wonder how they say 'not tonight, darling', or 'Ii have a headache' in panda language.. she'll probably howl like a wolf.
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
5 Nov 15
Or maybe she doesn't make any noise. Just gives him 'the look'.
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
10 Nov 15
Don't forget my favourite, 'crumbs in the bed'!
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