Monday, November 24, 2008

Thou shalt not cuddle a wild panda, even one in captivity

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Panda attacks man in Chinese zoo

Liu, a student at a university in Guilin, thought a panda at the local zoo looked so cute that he had to cuddle it. So he ignored signs and scaled a two-metre fence to enter Yang Yang's enclosure. The frightened panda rewarded Liu's efforts with serious bites to his arms and legs.

IMHO, Liu is lucky not to be rewarded with a Darwin Award. A panda is a wild animal. Cuddling a panda, even one that is captive in a zoo, is Not a Good Idea.

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