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Pandas are wild animals

Posted by Jeroen Jacobs | Date: 2011 05 05 | In: Wuhan Zoo


A playfull 5-year old panda, Wei Wei, bit to death a peacock which ran into his enclosure at Wuhan Zoo. Images from surveillance cameras show the panda chasing the peacock around the enclosure and finally catching the bird. Next to the panda exhibit at Wuhan Zoo live the peacocks. Zoo keepers said that peacocks often run into the panda enclosure.

Was the panda playing to rough or was he hungry? We will never know, but we can’t forget that pandas are wild animals and that they are classified as omnivores. A pandas diet consists for 99% of bamboo, but they still will eat small animals.

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