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See Why This Optical Illusion Is Going Viral (Photo)

| by Brendan Kelly
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A black and white image is making the rounds on social media again for its hidden message.

Can you find what’s hiding in the image below?

If you can’t find it, try taking a few steps back and looking at your computer at eye level. 

What you should see is a picture of a panda hidden in the zig-zag lines. Not only is this a clever optical illusion, but as the bottom corner of the photo reveals, it has a deeper meaning. 

“They can disappear,” the bottom right corner reads, which is a reference to the diminishing number of pandas still living.

The image was created by Ilja Klemencov to raise awareness for Giant Pandas, who are officially listed as an endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, the Independent reports. As of 2014, there were under 2,000 giant pandas in existence.

Sources: LiftbumpIndependent / Photo Credit: Liftbump