What’s the coolest job in the world this week? Hands down, it has to be PANDA NANNY.
Get paid $32,000 to cuddle cute pandas all day long? YES, PLEASE!
China apparently hires official Panda Nannies at the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center, whose sole job is “Spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows.”
Do pandas have sorrows? Is there anything that cannot be solved by hugging a panda?
These are the kinds of questions that only a Panda Nanny can answer!
Okay, okay: you also have to feed and clean the pandas, not just cuddle with them. But you’re also supposed to play with them, which is adorable, as this video shows:
If you’re not sure whether you’re up to the task, you can also volunteer to cuddle pandas for a week! Volunteers ages 18 to 50 are welcome to apply, and food and hostel accommodations are provided. You have to pay for your own flight to China, however, so start saving your pennies.
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