Pandas don’t like to share toys. Zhang Jiao, of Anhui province, China, had to learn that the hard way this week when he entered a panda enclosure at the Beijing Zoo to retrieve a toy that his 5 year-old son had dropped in and got his ass tore up by Gu Gu, an 8 year-old, 240 lb. male panda (pictured left). Well, technically, it was Zhang’s legs that got chewed, and the Beijing News reported major ligaments were torn and Zhang (pictured below) required surgery.
This attack was the third of its kind perpetrated by Gu Gu in two years. The first occurred in 2007, when a drunk tourist went inside Gu Gu’s pen to try and hug the giant panda. When Gu Gu bit the man, the man bit him back. The second attack occurred in October, when a teenager entered what the AP called Gu Gu’s “exercise area” and was also bitten in the legs.
Now, we could come to one of two conclusions here. The first is that Gu Gu is one sickeningly cute but violent motherfucker with a really bad case of Zoo Rage. The second is that three different people entered the habitat of a large wild animal, threatened the big guy’s territory, and kinda got what was coming to them. Harsh, we know, and since we don’t like to kick a person when he’s down–and has both of his legs in casts–let’s just go with the former and call it a day, shall we?
Bad Panda! Bad, bad boy!
*slaps Panda on the wrists and then runs like hell*
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