Tall and fluffy, sweet and cute
To kids he is the perfect hoot.
Moving slow, but smart and clever
He can’t be drawn in colors ever.
Mom’s are not tender, but quite hard
They raise their kids, educational and smart.
Even though babies are tiny at birth
With 18 months they know what they’re worth.
Unimpressed by meat who knew,
they’re eating plants, trees and bamboo.
They’re Asian, still their eyes are round
They can swim and climb but live on the ground
When they eat, they use to sit
They move deliberate when they flit.
However cute they’re still quite strong
And can be dangerous, don’t get it wrong.
They don’t sleep when it gets cold
They just move lower, they’re that bold.
Their habitat shrinks, it’s sadly linked
that they might soon become extinct.
If humans don’t give them huge advance
This cuddly friend won’t stand a chance,
to survive on Earth equal and fair;
Our black and white, beautiful Panda Bear.
(Copyright, March 2016, Aurora Jean Alexander)