Readers should remember that while pandas may look like they would love a cuddle, they are actually very fierce. Mr Liu, a student in Guilin, China, learned this to his cost when visiting Qixing Park. Despite many warning signs, he climbed into the enclosure of panda Yang Yang. "Yang Yang was so cute and I just wanted to cuddle him," he has said. Yang Yang however saw things differently and bit Mr Liu repeatedly.
Panda attacks in Chinese zoos are not uncommon. Gu Gu in Beijing zoo is always having a go at people who climb into her enclosure,as Mr Zhang Xinyan can vouch.
in Guilin, Mr Liu has been held in hospital but is expected to recover. Yang Yang is eating and playing normally.