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Though we all love pictures and videos of adorable pandas, it is probably best to remember that beyond the cuteness, pandas are still wild animals who have no desire to become our personal teddy bears. A college student in southern China found out the hard way: after sneaking into the panda's enclosure to try to snag a panda hug, the student, identified only as Liu, received a number of bites on his arms and legs from the panda, Yang Yang, who was not happy with the student for invading his pen. "Yang Yang was so cute and I just wanted to cuddle him," Liu told reporters as he lay in the hospital, "I didn't expect he would attack... I don't remember how many bites I got." Liu is expected to make a full recovery, though it's fairly certain he won't be looking to nom nom any real pandas again anytime soon.[BBC News]

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Jessi Ramsey

A college student in Beijing found out the hard way: after sneaking into the panda's enclosure to try to snag a panda hug,

I hope this person is okay but this was an incredibly not smart idea.