Panda bears are beautiful creatures, their unique black fur on the ears and white eye patches are adorable. These black and white bears from China, and are especially cute at birth. Imagine what it would be like to babysit a bunch of cute, cuddly and playful baby panda bears and be paid handsomely for it.
It’s a real job – the occupation is called “panda caretaker.” and the salary is ~32,000 US dollars for hugging and loving these precious, rambunctious little bears.
The employer Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in China employs these panda sitters, yfor one key assignment:
“Spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows. 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.”
Panda caretakers also get free use of an SUV, free meals and accommodation.
There is an age requirement for the job. Applicants should be at least 22 years old and possess basic knowledge about these bears. They also need to write well and have skill as a photographer, say the recruiters’ prerequisites.
According to the numbers, there are only about 1,800 giant pandas left in the wild. They are classified as an endangered species, and the Chinese are striving to find ways to save this beautiful animal, but their environmental and ecological finesse is renowned for its shortcomings.
If you are serious about becoming a panda caretaker, then you can apply for the job at fun.sohu.com. Recruiting drives will also be held in Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou and last until July 15.