Gi­ant panda shocked by elec­tric fence

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - News -

LON­DON ( AP) — A gi­ant panda has learned the hard way that his new en­clo­sure is pro­tected by an elec­tric fence.

Vis­i­tors at Ed­in­burgh Zoo were wor­ried Tues­day af­ter watch­ing male panda Yang Guang run back to his den af­ter be­ing zapped by the bar­rier.

The panda and his part­ner Tian Tian, the only gi­ant pan­das in the U.K., were moved out of their glass-walled en­clo­sure ear­lier this month.

Their new home was sup­posed to be a peace­ful respite from noisy build­ing work on a nearby for­mer hos­pi­tal.

Zookeep­ers stress the elec­tric fence is there for the safety of both the an­i­mals and the pub­lic.

The Royal Zoo­log­i­cal So­ci­ety of Scot­land, which owns Ed­in­burgh Zoo, said Yang Guang had one shock from the elec­tric fence but will soon learn to avoid it.

As­so­ci­ated Press

Gi­ant panda Yang Guang has suf­fered an elec­tric shock from a fence sur­round­ing his new en­clo­sure at Ed­in­burgh Zoo in Scot­land. Vis­i­tors at the zoo were re­port­edly wor­ried Tues­day af­ter watch­ing the panda run back to his den af­ter be­ing zapped by the bar­rier.

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