It’s difficult for some of us to wake up in the morning, and it is especially so for this snoozing panda.
A very cute cub in south-west China was filmed refusing to wake up after a keeper apparently interrupted his peaceful nap.
The adorable ‘tantrum’ of the panda, named Cheng Shi, was filmed when he was still a cub.
The panda’s name, Cheng Shi, shares the same pronunciation with the phrase ‘honest’ in Chinese. And he surely wasn’t hiding how he felt about being woken up.
The video was released last week by iPanda, a live streaming channel of giant pandas provided by Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province.
The hilarious footage shows the keeper nudging the panda and trying to prop him up to wake him – but he wasn’t having any of it.
He was seen calling the baby panda to come to him, but the rebellious cub clearly refused to budge.
The sleepy cub just simply slumps back down and curls up into a ball on the ground every time the keeper tries to wake him.
He is seen using his paws to cover his eyes, as if to say: ‘Leave me alone!’
Then, he folded his arms together to make a statement: ‘No!’
Finally, the panda won.
The keeper gave up and carried him back to a tree, where it was originally napping.
Born in August 2016, the panda was given the nickname ‘Little Grey’ due to its distinctive grey coat when he was young.
The incredibly cute footage has melted the hearts of Chinese citizens and gathered more than 3.4 million views on Weibo.
‘Poor thing! Just let him sleep,’ said one.
‘The panda is rather patient. If someone keeps waking me up like that, I’d throw a massive tantrum,’ said another.
The Chengdu Panda Base was established in March 1987 with the mission to further the research and conservation carried out by the Chengdu Zoo.
The base currently has 113 giant pandas, the world’s largest breeding population of captive pandas, according to its website.
SOURCE: DailyMail, by KELSEY CHENG