"I always thought they were cute and just ate bamboo," Zhang saidEvery time something like this happens people are always incredibly surprised that a huge bear with formidable teeth and claws and enough strength to take out Chuck Norris could possibly hurt them.
Even the media buys into the fuzzy and harmless depiction of pandas from time to time:
Gu Gu is not your typical soft and cuddly giant pandaGu Gu is your typical giant panda. Your typical giant panda will maul people who jump into its cage. It's not a puppy, it's a wild animal. It will probably hurt you if you get close to its cage.
But on the other hand, Panda cubs are friendly and absolutely adorable.