A tourist wrestled with a giant panda after sneaking into its enclosure in an attempt to impress friends. The man, in his 20s, was having a tour of the zoo in southeast China’s Jiangxi province when crossed the 10ft-deep ditch into the panda house.
He woke the 260lb animal, Mei Ling, who lunged at his leg and clenched it tightly. But when the intruder tried to get away, the animal wrestled him to the floor.
The pair continued rolling in the grass for several minutes before Mei Ling rolled over and the man made his escape. The foolhardy visitor, whose surname is Chen, was examined by medics after the incident on Thursday and found to be unharmed,