How Would You Like To Become A Panda Nanny? Because The World’s Most Fun Job Is Hiring

Do you care about wildlife conservation? Can you take decent photos? Are you a world-class cuddler? Then the Giant Panda Protection And Research Center has a job for you.

Have you heard about the best job in the world? It's in China, being a panda caretaker at the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Ya'an.

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The Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre has advertised a job opening for a 'panda caretaker' capable of sharing in the animal’s "joys and sorrows"

These pandas need a nanny

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According to China Daily, those who wish to partake in this amazing opportunity -- which pays about $32,000 per year, plus meals, board and the use of an SUV -- should be 22 years old or older, and have writing and photography skills as well as "some basic knowledge of pandas."

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The center is accepting applications now through 15 July 2014 at fun.sohu.com

Could this be you?

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According to an organizer who spoke with Chinadaily USA, "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."

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The search runs from now through July 15, and applications are being accepted at fun.sohu.com, although good luck navigating it. Reportedly, more than 100,000 applications have already been received.

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And before you apply, here's some knowledge for you, though, unfortunately, it's kind of depressing:

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Generous estimates show fewer than 2,500 giant pandas in the wild, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature says that population is going down, partly as a result of habitat loss, and partly because of restricted bamboo supplies. (Pandas are technically carnivores, but they eat mainly bamboo -- again, problematic, since bamboo does not provide much nutrition, which is why pandas have to spend about half their day eating.)

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If that was depressing, we hope this video will cheer you:

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