For example, why do we find pandas so cute…
…while eating bamboo?
…while eating leaves?
…while hanging on a fence?
…while sleeping on a branch?
…while sleeping on some logs?
…while sleeping on a rock?
…or while just plain sleeping?
The reason according to NPR is that their big eyes, button noses, round faces, and clumsy yet cuddly bodies invoke parenting instincts in humans.
Read more about various panda bear cuteness research at NPR’s The Two-Way.
Learn more about pandas in Animal Fact Guide’s article, Giant Panda.