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Tourists Throw Rocks At Panda Because They’re Bored She’s Sleeping
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Tourists Throw Rocks At Panda Because They’re Bored She’s Sleeping

Pandas are one of the main symbols of China, they represent friendship and peace and are known for their gentle temperament – but that didn’t stop two tourists from throwing rocks at a giant panda in the Beijing Zoo. Another visitor caught the incident on film and said the pair were trying to ‘wake up’ the endangered species animal.

The panda bear, nicknamed Meng Da, already appeared to be awake and lazily going about its business, but that didn’t stop the two from displaying animal abuse. The video was posted to China’s version of Twitter, Weibo, where the stoning of an innocent zoo animal drew more than 100 million hits.

A video of two tourists throw rocks at a Giant Panda in the Beijing Zoo has gone viral

Image credits: Weibo

The video was taken at the old panda pavilion, built in 1989 to celebrate the 1990 Asian Games hosted at the Chinese capital. Taken over a length of 30 minutes, the 38-second clip shows one person hurtle stones then another.

Image credits: Weibo

Going about its business the cute panda did not seem to pay any mind to the attack. A spokesperson for the zoo told The Beijing News that the animal keepers rushed to the scene on Saturday to prevent any more tourists from throwing objects into the enclosure. Meng Da was also reported as unharmed or affected by the incident.

Image credits: Weibo

This is not the first time animal cruelty as this happens, unfortunately. July of last year, tourists of a reserve in Foping County, Hanzhong, Shaanxi province, were asked to leave and blacklisted after throwing stones at a panda, CCTV News reported. Beijing Zoo has since promised to improve panda house security and inspections.

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Watch the full video here

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People were horrified at the actions of the visitors

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William Burkin
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3 years ago

Shitty way to act towards their National Treasure

ChiveChilly
Community Member
3 years ago

Honestly Foxxy, where they came from is irrelevant. It was still a terrible act.

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you fking kiddin me? o.O They should get the same amount of rocks thrown at them by the Zoo staff. ffs people this day are either super stupid or super viscious

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago

How about lifetime bans for them and their families? If they try to come in, they get arrested for trespassing and have to pay huge fines. Maybe if enough families get banned, the rest will keep the idiots of the families under control so the rest of them don't have to suffer the consequences of their stupidity.

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Brandon Pilcher
Community Member
3 years ago

They should install some sort of plexiglass barrier to protect the animals from these incidents in the future. Force people to watch them without chucking stones.

Mindy Keys
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly. Had an otter here in our zoo who died of blockage because some dipshit human threw a plastic ball into her enclosure. Still not sure if the male will make it - he is in mourning and will barely eat. Most people suck.

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William Burkin
Community Member
3 years ago

Shitty way to act towards their National Treasure

ChiveChilly
Community Member
3 years ago

Honestly Foxxy, where they came from is irrelevant. It was still a terrible act.

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you fking kiddin me? o.O They should get the same amount of rocks thrown at them by the Zoo staff. ffs people this day are either super stupid or super viscious

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago

How about lifetime bans for them and their families? If they try to come in, they get arrested for trespassing and have to pay huge fines. Maybe if enough families get banned, the rest will keep the idiots of the families under control so the rest of them don't have to suffer the consequences of their stupidity.

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Brandon Pilcher
Community Member
3 years ago

They should install some sort of plexiglass barrier to protect the animals from these incidents in the future. Force people to watch them without chucking stones.

Mindy Keys
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly. Had an otter here in our zoo who died of blockage because some dipshit human threw a plastic ball into her enclosure. Still not sure if the male will make it - he is in mourning and will barely eat. Most people suck.

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