Would you be a 'panda nanny'? China advertises for applicant with 'basic knowledge of pandas'

Love pandas? Then this job is for you - China’s Giant Panda Protection and Research Center is recruiting for a 'panda caretaker'.

The position allows panda-mad people to spend every waking minute with the endangered animals and share 'in their joys and sorrows', according to the listing.

The panda nannies must be at least 22 years of age and have a basic knowledge of the black and white animals - which gives applicants an excuse to watch every panda video they can find on the internet.

Recruitment for the position began on Saturday and offers the successful applicant free meals and accommodation, the use of an SUV and £19,000 a year.

The position, which accepts applicants until July, is not the only bizarre job that offers relief from a office-bound profession:

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