China To DC: 'Keep the Worn-Out Panda; We've Got Cute Baby Ones'
The indignity continued for once-popular child star "Butterstick the Panda" today, when the Chinese government refused to take the animal back.
Washington was supposed to return Butterstick in July, but the Red Communists said "no thanks."
It's been nothing but bad news for the grown-up 'Stick since adorable European "ice bear" Knut charmed the world and was put on the cover of Vanity Fair with Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo Da Vinci.
U.S.-born Chinese cub can stay longer [Reuters]