Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lin Ping Gives Bamboo on Father’s Day

In Courtesy of Thairath

CHIANG MAI – Impressive, Lin Ping, our superstar panda gave his father a bamboo bunch on Father’s day. The panda family was nose to nose through the cage, with thousands of tourists watching.

On Father’s day, Chiang Mai Zoo was packed again. Thousands of people rushed to the Lin Ping clinic area for a 30-minute show. Lin Ping reportedly weighed 16.2 kilograms; his heart rate, 120 beats per minute; and his body temperature was 37 degrees Celsius. He is in good shape.

The head of Panda Experimentation and Show Thailand came out to the clinic area to play with the little Lin Ping, ordering it to lie down and sit up and duck, and so on. At the end the officers let Lin Ping meet with his father, Chuang Chuang, through the metal cage and under the eyes of thousands of people the show ended on a climatic note. The Father panda, to everybody’s surprise, did not reach out with his arm but used his nose to smell Lin Ping, each smelling each other. The audience wowed at the father-and-son love. Some more pathetic members of the audience even cried.

The experimentation team officer gave Lin Ping a bunch of bamboo sticks decorated with carrots and heart-shaped apples for Lin Ping to give to his father as a gift. Chuang Chuang gladly accepted. The Panda experimentation team added further that they were so surprised the father panda was so calm and loving today.

Mmm, from the picture though, clearly Lin Ping was being held by the dude in blue. All the things about Father’s Day, and the bunch of bamboo sticks decorated by carrots and apples – isn’t that like a human thing? Is Lin Ping another soap opera that manages to squeeze out a couple of cheap tears and pull a few loose heart strings?

Still, it seems like what everyone needs.

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak