Giant Panda Ling-Ling Attacks Keeper

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Summary

"Ling-Ling" attacks panda keeper Edwin Jacobs when he enters her cage to remove some stray bamboo. In his confrontation with the 250 pound female Giant Panda, Jacobs suffered scratches on his left shoulder and a deep laceration on his right leg.

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," February 1985, p. 2.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

December, 1984

Topic

  • Animals
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Assault and battery
  • Giant panda
  • Endangered species

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