October 2006, China

Country: China

Location: Wolong Panda Reserve in Sichuan Province

Date: October 2006

Panda: unknown cub

Details:

An American tourist at the Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center had part of her thumb bitten off while feeding a panda cub. Foreign tourists pay to be a volunteer at the Center, which usually includes feeding and interacting with pandas. The AP reports:

She was wearing gloves and feeding the panda bamboo on Tuesday morning when “suddenly, the panda bit into her thumb,” Xinhua said.

“When she cried out, the cub became excited and gripped more tightly,” it said. “Lisa finally managed to wrench herself free.”

About 20 percent of the thumb had been bitten off, Xinhua said.

Earlier post about an attack at the Wolong Reserve

Link: Panda cub bites hand that feeds it:
American woman loses part of thumb at feeding center in southwest China

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