A 12-year-old was badly injured by a male giant panda on Monday after the boy climbed
into an outdoor playground built for the animal at the Beijing
Seeing the intruder, the panda named Gu Gu rushed at him,
tackled him and bit him on the leg, a witness surnamed Wang
"It only got off him after a foreign tourist threw a bottle of
water at its back," another witness, surnamed Yu, said. The boy was
rushed to hospital for treatment after witnesses called zookeepers
and drove the panda out of the playground. A similar incident
occurred at the zoo's panda hall several years ago.
The injured boy was rushed
to hospital and performed an operation.
Male giant panda Gu
(China Daily, Beijing Times October 25,