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    13 Reasons Red Pandas Are The Best

    Red pandas are the greatest creatures to grace us with their presence.

    Yesterday, the Twitterverse EXPLODED with news about Rusty the red panda escaping from the DC National Zoo. He was last seen Sunday at 6 p.m., and located in the nearby neighborhood of Adams Morgan Monday at 2 p.m. For those of you who don't know me, I am borderline obsessed with red pandas. How could you not be? I mean, just look at their cute little faces. In honor of Rusty and his little voyage, I've put together the top 13 reasons red pandas are the best animal to roam the planet, no, UNIVERSE.

    1. They're playful.

    Look at 'em go! Seriously anything can be a play toy. Even an everyday pumpkin.

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    A PUMPKIN.

    2. They're casual athletes.

    Via Daily Motion

    Ask me if I can do that. (Answer is NO.)

    3. They're great parents.

    Via Cute Stuff

    AW.

    4. They love hugs.

    Via Cute Overload

    Can I have one please?

    5. They ALSO love KISSES.

    Via Furry Talk

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, THAT IS ADORABLE. New life goal: Eskimo kiss a red panda.

    6. They love having lots of red panda friends.

    Via Love these pics
    Via Chester Zoo
    Via World Zoo Today

    LOOK AT ALL THOSE FRIENDS.

    7. They are super crafty.

    Via Ferre Bee Keeper

    There is no way on God's green earth I could possibly make such a crafty jack-o-lantern. Trust me, I've tried.

    8. They are excellent climbers.

    Via MSNBC

    Just ASK me if I'd look a fraction as confident as that little guy if I was on that branch.

    9. They are super cute eaters.

    Via Google images

    Stop it.

    10. Their little tongues are hilarious.

    Via Google Images

    LOOK HOW SMALL.

    11. They are the only creature (including humans) that are cute when they wink.

    Via Wall Papers US

    I dare you to say you wouldn't be charmed if this little fella winked at you. I DARE YOU.

    12. They are naturals at yoga.

    Via Google Images

    TEACH ME YOUR WAYS, YOGI BEAR.

    13. They are the world's most adorable sleepers.

    Via Red Panda Network
    Via Favim

    CUTEST SLEEPERS OF ALL TIME. ALL. TIME.

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