Camera At Nature Reserve Spies Panda Eating Meat

By Salon Staff

Published December 30, 2011 10:18AM (EST)

BEIJING (AP) — A camera at a Chinese nature reserve has spied a wild panda eating meat.

Pandas spend most of their days eating bamboo.

Staff at the Wanglong Nature Reserve in southwest Sichuan province set up the camera after noticing dead animals with chew marks. It was not known if the panda had killed the animals.

The Pingwu County forestry bureau says the panda appears to be healthy and strong.

Conservation group WWF says only about 1 percent of a panda's diet is meat or plants that aren't bamboo.

Salon Staff

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