Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Obesity and the love life of a Panda

The Ron Jeremys of the panda world just don't get the lovin':
Chuang Chuang the Panda is just too heavy to have sex. Thai authorities have put him on a strict diet as part of a long-running campaign to get him to mate with female partner Lin Hui at the Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand.

Chuang Chuang is gaining weight too fast and we found Lin Hui is no longer comfortable with having sex with him,'' said the zoo's chief veterinarian, Kanika Limtrakul, adding that Chuang Chuang weighed 331 pounds while Lin Hui is only 253 pounds.

I loved that line, "...Lin Hui is no longer comfortable with having sex with him." That "with" is key to making this entire thing funny. Did Lin Hui sit down with a counselor to discuss what she was and was not comfortable with about Chuang Chuang? Is he hanging out with the boys too much, too? Is she unhappy with the rut her life has gotten into? Or is she just superficial and no longer attracted to Chuang?

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