Panda Bites Student Who Tries to Cuddle

Frightened bear bites man who scales wall at China zoo
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2008 4:22 PM CST
State media say the panda bit him on his arms and legs, and he had to be rescued by the animal's keepers.   (AP Photo/Color China Photo)
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(Newser) – A student who tried to hug a panda in China yesterday got some tough love instead, BBC reports. Officials say the man, 20, climbed into the pen of Yang Yang at the Qixing Park zoo to cuddle. But the frightened bear bit him on the arms and legs. "Yang Yang was so cute," the student said later. He underwent surgery and is expected to recover after a few days in hospital.