Is this the world’s greatest job ever? Some say it is. At the Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in China, you can get paid the equivalent of $32,000 a year to hug pandas, among a few other things.
According to China Daily, “Your work has only one mission. Spending 365 days with the pandas and sharing in their joys and sorrows.
“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.”
In addition to a $32K annual salary, the job also includes meals, board and the use of an SUV. Applicants also need to have some “basic knowledge of pandas” along with writing and photography skills.
One of the purposes of this panda nanny program, China Daily reports, is to increase awareness of and interest in pandas.