they're adorable — and adored. Cuddly and big-eyed, they are the star attraction of any zoo they live in. Plus, they wear classic black and white, a combination that is so Coco Chanel. It's no wonder why pandas have found their way into our hearts.
But beyond that outer beauty — because it's never just about outer beauty — pandas are both a historic and cultural touchstone. From diplomacy to pop culture to a billion-dollar-plus movie franchise, pandas represent a lot of good things to all of us.
It's as clear as black and white.