March 2011, USA

Country: USA

Location: San Diego Zoo, San Diego

Date: 13 March 2011

Panda: Bai Yun (White Cloud)

Details:

Nineteen year-old female panda Bai Yun apparently pushed her way through an unlocked gate meant to separate her from her keepers. When the keepers attempted to herd her back through the gate, Bai Yun attacked one of them.

According to the Los Angeles Times, “the keeper was clawed, bitten and “severely” injured”. Although it was originally reported that the keeper had been bitten on the arm, later reports indicate that it was the keeper’s leg that had been bitten.

The Times also notes:

Despite their cuddly appearance, pandas, in the wild or in captivity, are known for quick changes of temperament that can lead to aggressiveness, zoo officials said.

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