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Gu Gu bites again 貓熊古古又咬人了

Gu Gu, a panda who is one of the star attractions at the Beijing Zoo, has tasted human flesh for the second time.

The eight-year-old panda was surprised when Li Xitao, a 15-year-old boy who sells recyclables he picks up off the street, jumped into the panda exercise area last month. Gu Gu, who weighs 110kg, attacked the boy. Li had both his legs gnawed to the bone.

In September last year, Gu Gu bit a chunk out of a leg of a drunken man. The man had jumped into Gu Gu's pen to hug the panda.

Pandas have long been known to be a bit crazy at times. They are capable of attacking humans, especially if they feel threatened.

Zoo workers seem to be blaming the boy for the latest attack, saying he shouldn't have jumped into Gu Gu's pen. And police said that the boy climbed over the zoo wall to avoid buying an entry ticket.

(Staff Writer, with AFP)








1. attraction n.

受歡迎之物 (shou4 huan1 ying2 zhi1 wu4)

例: Pandas are a big attraction at the zoo.


2. flesh n.

肉 (rou4)

例: Sharks love to bite into flesh.


3. gnaw v.i./v.t.

啃咬 (ken2 yao3)

例: Rover likes to gnaw on bones.


4. threaten v.i./v.t.

威脅 (wei1 xie2)

例: Don't threaten people who are stronger than you.


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