He would be a vicious killing machine if he wasn’t so darn cute.
Panda, the panther, is a ferocious beast…in theory. His ancestors and his cousins are ferocious, but this little guy is a rescue who eats from a kibble bowl, just like a dog would.
Well, maybe not exactly like a dog:
Panthers and lions, just like Panda, are increasingly being adopted by rescue organizations who nurture them when their mothers have abandoned the cubs or been killed by hunters.
In this case, Panda is being taught by his err…adopted mother to pounce just as he would in the wild. We assume somewhere out there on panther Facebook, there’s a bunch of mother panthers sharing this video with their own panther friends and cooing over the adorableness (just like you’re going to share this article with your friends as soon as you finish reading it, right?)
Panda has not yet mastered the art of of the spring. He’s getting better, but Panda still needs to learn the way of the leap. All in due time, young one. In the meantime, be jealous of the lucky soul who gets to call this guy his pet.
This is the equivalent of a trust fall in the panther world: