Not to be outshone by the ferocious college-student-chomping Yangyang, yet another adorable panda attacked a zoo visitor in China. This time, in Beijing, 240-pound Gu Gu (why do they all have the cutest names?) "bit his third tourist in two years—and this time, his jaws had to be forced open to free the man, who had jumped in to retrieve his son's toy." According to Associated Press:
Gu Gu...mauled the man's legs and refused to let go until zookeepers pried his jaws open with tools, said a zoo spokeswoman....What the hell did I tell you people last month?! "I totally blame movies like Kung Fu Panda for attempting to humanize these dangerous creatures in a way that betrays their true and violent nature. I mean, they are not called panda kittens or panda puppies. They are panda motherfucking bears."
Gu Gu first made news in 2007 when he bit a drunken tourist who jumped into his pen and tried to hug him. The tourist retaliated by biting the panda in the back.
In October, Gu Gu viciously bit a teenager who climbed into his exercise area out of curiosity.
The Beijing News said the latest victim, Zhang Jiao of central Anhui province, suffered damage to major ligaments and is recovering from surgery. The newspaper quoted tourists as saying Zhang appeared to first look around to see if pandas were nearby before jumping in to get his 5-year-old son's toy.