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by Margot Pierce

Well, this sounds like a dream job!

China’s Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre has a career opportunity for you: “Your work has only one mission: spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows.” In other words, you can now be a professional panda hugger for $32,000 a year!

The job requires applicants to be at least 22 years old, have a basic knowledge of pandas, be able to write, know how to take pictures and of course be able to play, feed and clean the adorable pandas.

Job recruiter Ye Mingxin explained, though, that he does not think this job is easy: “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.”

Well, still sounds like a dream job so if you agree, you have until July 15th to apply for the position at




via My Modern Met