We've all had those weeks where we just wish we could escape our current lives, run away and take a day just for ourselves. A day trip seems ideal in times of stress because we all just want to disappear for a little while, but not all of us have the courage to do so.
Well, a fuzzy little four-legged creature is living the life we all wish we could and did the unthinkable. A red panda from the Belfast zoo escaped for the day and took itself on a little trip.
The zoo freaked out, the police got involved, but the internet was going crazy for the adorable girl to live her best life and enjoy her vacation, even if it was short-lived.
First of all, look at how adorable this creature is.
via: Getty ImagesIf you haven't seen images of a red panda before, you may want to Google it because they are the cutest things ever.
They're docile little fellows.
via: Getty ImagesWith a body shape similar to a raccoon, a face like a panda and the sneakiness of a fox, these animals can be found in the mountains of Nepal, northern Myanmar, and central China.
They can survive in pretty snowy conditions.
They love to snack!
via: Getty ImagesThey are herbivores and their favorite treat is bamboo, like their distant cousin, the panda.
They are pretty rebellious creatures.
The Belfast Zoo fell victim to their trickery.over 130 species, one of them being the sneaky red panda.
They love these charismatic creatures.
It’s ‘panda-monium’ at Belfast Zoo, as we are celebrating the birth of two endangered red panda cubs! Find out mor… https://t.co/Zu8fUga1js— Belfast Zoo (@Belfast Zoo)1542967997.0
The Belfast Zoo loves celebrating red pandas.
🌿IT'S INTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY!🌿 Join us as we celebrate International red panda day on Sat 15 September 2018.… https://t.co/rbKRuvCveV— Belfast Zoo (@Belfast Zoo)1536997510.0
But their loyalty to the red panda wasn't reciprocated.
We've got a runner!
We're asking any Glengormley residents to look out for a red panda who went missing from its home @BelfastZoo today… https://t.co/Q9jmzrToQG— Belfast Zoo (@Belfast Zoo)1548664804.0
News spread fast.The police and city council got involved, spreading the message to keep an eye out for the cinnamon-colored master culprit. Who knows where she could be by now!
Everyone was on high alert.
Rare red panda escapes from Belfast Zoo https://t.co/rrke4FANNU https://t.co/QSK6lgDRg9— BBC News (UK) (@BBC News (UK))1548660252.0
Some people needed a little more details.We wouldn't want to capture the wrong girl! What if people accidentally grabbed a dirty raccoon or a really large cat?
There were some fans supporting his escape.
@BBCNews Go free yourself, Retsuko! You deserve it. https://t.co/qm29tCAvOP— Windu Waika (@Windu Waika)1548661574.0
It may be harder than we think.
@BBCNews A red head in Ireland, good luck with finding the right one!— Traveling Glynberry (@Traveling Glynberry)1548686484.0
Did she have help in her escape?
@BBCNews I bet those damn penguins are behind this escape!— Nick Steele (@Nick Steele)1548669904.0
Penguins are also masters of escape."a power fault" in an electric fence. That's what the Penguins want us to think...
Anyone have a hunch?
"Believed to be currently taking in the sights of beautiful Glengormley.” He’s at McDonald’s. https://t.co/vkG0LmSZcp— Vic Hood (@Vic Hood)1548666105.0
The search party has been intense.The Prison Break panda was out exploring the sights and people were very excited for Amber because she was pretty much living her best life.
Panda crossing!police warned others to be careful on the streets as "our curious friend has not yet learned the green cross code."
Eventually, Amber was found.
We are happy to report that the missing red panda has been located and is being returned to its home at Belfast Zoo… https://t.co/6S9TiwCWek— Belfast Zoo (@Belfast Zoo)1548675209.0
Here she is, frolicking in the real world.
Caught on camera: Amber the red panda's brief taste of freedom in a Newtownabbey housing estate:… https://t.co/mIM7JOwvbs— BBC News NI (@BBC News NI)1548712585.0
The search is over!
We are happy to report that the missing red panda has been located and is being returned to its home @BelfastZoo -… https://t.co/Xwx00166H8— Belfast City Council #StaySafeBelfast (@Belfast City Council #StaySafeBelfast)1548674933.0
There were some disappointed fans.
@belfastcc @BelfastZoo Ahhh , my little girl was hoping it would end up in the tree in our back garden. She was pok… https://t.co/HSd6Vxj306— Yossarian@32 (@Yossarian@32)1548676880.0
She didn't make it that far.
@TomDavidson09 @belfastcc @BelfastZoo She was discovered in a garden in Collinbridge, Newtownabbey, less than a mile from the zoo.— Jen_Jen 🤹♀️ (@Jen_Jen 🤹♀️)1548712468.0
People were really living for all this hype.
Red panda is home in Bellevue. My life is again one of disappointment https://t.co/DgVcps43Jf— Just (Dr) Rena (@Just (Dr) Rena)1548676490.0
Amber was quite refreshed after her trip.
Red panda escapee found and back in Belfast Zoo - https://t.co/VHm27AdAod https://t.co/KUAB9tKUmp— BBC News NI (@BBC News NI)1548676198.0
But she's under some serious observation.official statement. They've got eyes on her, who knows what she'll do next?!
After all the drama, life went back to normal at the zoo.
Runaway red panda Amber has been safely returned to Belfast Zoo | https://t.co/eAQ5jSM4wS https://t.co/ghWsV4c6q4— RTÉ News (@RTÉ News)1548707456.0
The pandamonium finally died down.
via: Getty ImagesAll of this drama happened in under 24 hours, but man what an exhilarating day that was. Does anyone else feel like they need a nap?