Human Pandas Coax Panda Cub into Crate
Created: 2012-10-10 13:50 EST
Caretakers at the Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan Province are trying a new method for luring a panda cub into a crate. It's not particularly pleasant though.
The caretakers dressed up in panda suites and covered themselves with panda feces and urine. Once they passed the panda inspection they distracted the mother with bamboo.
Caretakers played around the crate to show the cub there was nothing to fear. Once two-year-old Taotao climbed into the crate, the caretakers quickly closed the latch.
Taotao is being released into the wild where they hope he will help repopulate the panda population.
Pandas are on the endangered species list, with less than two-thousand remaining in the wild.