After digitally stalking a group of pandas in the wild for two years via GPS collars, Michigan State University researchers have concluded that pandas actually enjoy quality hangs with fellow pandas. This stands in direct contrast to the previously perceived identity of pandas as proverbial loners, kicking back in the bamboo forests of China without a worry or friend in the world.
Reportedly, three of the five pandas communed together for several weeks in the fall. Before you start conjuring images of procreating pandas, this act of social interaction occurred well outside the typical mating period — meaning these jovial pandas just wanted to hang. Aside from destroying my idea of pandas as the Larry Davids of the animal kingdom, these findings thankfully leave my general appreciation of their profound adorability completely untouched.