Video of Panda Cub Noisily Eating Has Internet in Stiches

A video of a panda cub nosily eating a carrot has gone viral online, having amassed more than 3 million views.

The sweet video was posted to TikTok on September 28 by an account called Xiongmaosh, and shows a young panda sitting in a forest in China.

The animal is clutching a half-eaten potato in one paw and is using the other to chomp away at a large carrot.

Why the video seems to have garnered so much attention is because the panda is eating the carrot very loudly, which makes for amusing and adorable viewing.

The cute footage, which can be viewed here, is captioned: "This year's autumn rain is better than summer rain #panda #eat #lovely."

The clip has gained lots of traction online, having amassed a whopping 404,000 likes.

More than 4,300 people have taken to the comments section to share their opinions on the panda's loud eating.

One TikTok user, A, wrote: "The only chewing I'll ever tolerate."

Another person, Ella Bell, added: "The only animal I allow to assault my ears with eating sounds."


This year's autumn rain is better than summer rain#panda #eat #lovely

♬ 原聲 - xiongmaosh

Drunken Dog Mama stated: "Animals are the only ones I can stand to hear smack anything else drives me nuts."

WesternEnterprise admitted: "For some reason animals chewing loudly with their mouth full is satisfying but humans doing it is repulsive."

Helen Reece Carpente typed: "I want to hug him so bad knowing he can and will rip me to shreds."

Ladies First opined: "That panda has a better crunch than all these videos on TikTok."

Brenda Marshall revealed: "I'd kill my hubby if he chewed like this... but not this cutie."

Ronja remarked: "Let's be honest... pandas don't look real."

Skittles2286 joked: "Me when I'm eating carrots and watching my shows on my day off lol."

Snowmccall commented: "The joy in my life has dwindled to a cute panda eating a huge a** carrot. Thanks for the smiles."

Earlier in 2021, it was reported the wild population of pandas in China had almost doubled after a 30-year effort led by the government to stop the animal from becoming extinct.

The pandas are now no longer endangered, despite their numbers having dwindled to less than 1,000 in the 1980s.

As for whether carrots are a usual snack for pandas, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) explains: "Although pandas are 99 percent vegetarian their digestive system is typical of a carnivore.

"For the 1 percent of their diet that isn't bamboo, pandas eat eggs, small animals, carrion, and forage in farmland for pumpkin, kidney beans, wheat and domestic pig food. "

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A stock image of a panda. In the viral video, an adorable baby panda can be seen noisily eating a carrot. iStock