Meanwhile multiple humans found dead, news decided this was more interesting.
I get that they're cute and endangered, but we obsess about pandas a lot more than they really deserve as a species that won't screw to save their lives.
Look at the dodo. Plenty of people seem to lament the extinction of that ugly ass bird.
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Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!
Think about it: Humans never told them it's a bad idea to not have sex. Humans never told them that they are only allowed to eat a single kind of bamboo even though all the other kinds of bamboo are completely edible for that species. Humans never told them it's a good idea to stop wandering. Humans never told them cannibalism is good, and humans never told them it's better to die than to get off your hindquarters.
Add to that that, apparently, pandas are disgusting enough for humans and tigers not to want to eat them unless they're really badly starving, and you really can't blame humans for the demise of pandas. Or tigers.
At least in this case, we're innocent.
It's still sad that the cub died, but to be honest: Human child dying is a lot more sad... Because unlike pandas, humans are actually trying to alter their lifestyles and progress.
Pandas are notoriously poor at caring for their young.
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Pandas, and other similar endangered animals though..that's kind of a bigger deal.