Cuddling Pandas Is Actually The Best Job Ever

What’s your dream job? The one thing you’ve always wanted to be? Well, trash that thought. Move over, firefighters, astronauts, teachers, or whatever else you hoped to be because panda cuddler is better than any job in this world!

At China’s Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Ya’an, a caretaker will earn $32,000 a year.

They will have the use of an SUV and get free meals and accommodation. All they have to do is cuddle pandas for 365 days a year. The job is being dubbed the “Chinese version of a caretaker of an island on the Great Barrier Reef”.

AtChina's Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Ya'an, a caretaker will earn $32,000 a year.
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Organizers say the job only has one mission:

“Spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows.” The organization is looking for people at least 22 years old who have basic knowledge about pandas as well as the ability to write well and take pictures.

Organizers say the job only has one mission:
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A publicity official says most people at the center do the same job but have never been paid this much before.

“But we want more people to pay attention to giant pandas’ protection work and participate,” says Heng Yi. Eighty percent of the staff are volunteers from Japan, Europe, and the United States.

A publicity official says most people at the center do the same job but have never been paid this much before.
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But co-organizer Ye Mingxin doesn’t think this job is an easy one.

“You need perseverance for this job. We expect that the applicants will be mainly white-collar workers from big cities. They are used to eating whatever they want, but inside the giant panda base, the choices will not be plentiful.”

Of course, no job comes easy. However, what a small price to pay to get to cuddle with these little guys all day every day!

But co-organizer Ye Mingxin doesn't think this job is an easy one.
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