Blogging about ecology, evolution, taxonomy and biodiversity from Singapore.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Can you fool a baby panda?
Source: Reuters, via The Guardian
Workers at the panda conservation center in China's Wolong nature reserve dress up in panda suits when they have to handle panda cubs in their care. They claim that this is to minimize the human influences on the pandas, so that they won't be acclimatized to human presence before they are released to the wild.
How effective is this? Only time will tell. In the meanwhile, enjoy the bizarre photographs....