PG-13 April Fools panda joke from the Taipei Times

The two “pandas” given to Taiwan by China, whose names mean “reunite”, are fake! They’re just a couple of Wenzhou brown forest bears dyed black and white!

Pandas are notoriously unskilled when it comes to procreation, and zoo authorities became suspicious when their two “pandas” were “reuniting” constantly, disturbing children and alarming parents:

“Let’s just say Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan would tuan yuan at every chance,” said Liu, referring to the combination of the panda’s names, which means “to reunite” in Mandarin.

[Update: the Taipei Zoo apparently didn’t think this was very funny, and has demanded a correction.]

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