When pandas were considered national treasures, the animal care industry gradually received much attention from young Chinese. However, not everyone dares to stick in the long term for many special reasons related to this super large hyperactivity animal.
For those who are day and night looking for an interesting job, the salary is still high, has just satisfied the hobby of cuddling cute furry creatures, at the end of the month and having money to take home, immediately post it. sign as a panda caregiver.
Xinhua News reported that a panda caregiver at the Panda Research and Conservation Center in Nha An (Sichuan) could earn $ 32,000 per year (about more than 711 million dong), using cars. private and free accommodation. The work of panda experts is very simple, just hanging around the raccoon herd and sharing joys and sorrows with them.
In particular, the recruitment process is not too difficult when it is required to only have animal love, patience and cuddling. Candidates must be at least 22 years old and have some knowledge of pandas, writing and photography skills to report to their boss the animal situation each week.
The job of taking care of pandas does not require a degree, it just requires patience and great love for this animal.
However, not all young people are willing to work because they have to exchange a lot of responsibility and time. Center leaders shared: “Despite the attractive salary, our center constantly has to recruit new people. Most of the staff here are volunteers from Japan, Europe and the US “.
In fact, in addition to the primary task of everyday petting and playing with pandas, caregivers have a lot of responsibilities on their shoulders and have to trade many things in life to get things done. The panda weighs several tens of kilograms, so when working means you will have to face these big animals throughout the day.
Due to the nature of the job, the panda caregiver must carry each panda out to the playground every day. During that time, staff will enlist cleaning the barn, transporting dozens of kilograms of bamboo shoots into the stables of the adult pandas. More specifically, not all pandas are obedient to the care staff. Many employees have been attacked or bitten by pandas until they have to scratch their entire body.
The lovely cuddling, cuddling panda work of the staff in the conservation center.
The management of pandas is not easy because this animal is both large and very active.
In addition, some employees have to disguise themselves by wearing real-sized panda costumes. Reasons why employees must do so because pandas are very sensitive species, vulnerable to habitat changes so when not used, they do not like to be disturbed by humans. To keep the panda obediently working, employees must wear bulky, hot costumes.
The most important thing is that this job requires you to be present every day with the panda so you cannot take care of your family life and your own joys. Mei Chan, one of the staff at the world’s largest nursing center in Chengdu, said she and her husband did not have much time to meet because she was too busy. Every four days, the husband and wife take advantage of each other to meet again, the remaining time can only talk on the phone.
In China, pandas are considered “national treasures”, so their care and care profession is gradually being noticed by many young people. However, many people only see this as a short-term work to earn enough money to cover life. Although not fussy or demanding a degree, it can also be called a diverse job, challenging and even “crazy”.
What about you, do you dare to receive more than half a billion a year to take care of this panda?