A Wild Panda Caught Eating Meat

Updated: December 28, 2011 | Clicks: 2525

A wild panda was caught eating meat by an infrared camera fixed on a tree near a dead gnu (see what is gnu) recently, December, 2011. It is the first time the scene of a panda’s eating meat has been caught in Sichuan, even throughout China.

A worker of a natural reserve in Sichuan Province (the home town of pandas), came across a dead gnu (which has been dead about for 3 days) in a dry river bed when he was out for investigation, in late October, 2011. In order to discover the cause of the gun’s death, the worker fixed an infrared camera near the dead gnu. In early December, 2011, the worker returned to the camera. To his surprise, there were more than 600 photos recording the whole course that how a wild adult panda ate the dead gnu.

In fact, a giant panda's diet is 99% bamboo, 13 kg or more a day, which is equivalent about 3,500 bamboo stalks a day! If you are interested in pandas, you can contact us to customize your own tour to China, including visiting the best place in the world to see giant pandas: the Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu. Below is one of those 600+ photos, if you replace the gnu by green bamboo, the panda is still cute and childlike.

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