Just because they are cute and cuddly does not mean pandas can't be violent when provoked or startled.
A teenage at the Beijing Zoo learned this the hard way when he jumped over a barrier surrounding an outdoor exercise area for pandas while 8-year-old Gu Gu and another bear were being fed. The teen startled 240-pound Gu Gu, who bit the unwanted visitor on both legs.
The 15-year-old boy was so viciously attacked that his bones were showing. Chunks of flesh were left behind in the ambulance, according to medical officials.
Gu Gu had reason to be startled. It was once bitten by a drunk tourist.
For more, check out this AP story by Anita Chang.
-- Jaime Holguin