22 November 2008

Not A Cuddly Toy

"Yang Yang was so cute and I just wanted to cuddle him. I didn't expect he would attack" (CNN)
So said a 20 year old college student, who, forgetting that pandas are actually animals and not animatronic stuffed toys, climbed into the panda enclosure at a Chinese zoo.
Yang Yang bit the student over his arms and legs. The student has undergone surgery and will be fine.
Apparently, Yang Yang has been involved in this kind of event before. In 2006, he bit a “drunk tourist who broke into his enclosure and tried to hug him while he was asleep. The tourist retaliated by biting the bear in the back (CNN).

Tip: If a 6 ½ foot fence separates you from an animal, there’s a reason.

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