Photo shows the statement issued by the Panda Valley in Dujiangyan, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, May 4, 2023.
(ECNS) -- A tourist has been banned from visiting giant pandas for life in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, after she tried to feed a giant panda there with a corncob, according to a statement issued by the panda breeding WeChat account Panda Valley on Thursday.
According to the statement, 65-year-old Ms. Luo threw a corncob into the giant panda outdoor playground, trying to feed one during her visit to the Panda Valley in Dujiangyan on Wednesday.
The Panda Valley believes that her behavior may cause harm to giant pandas, and then made the decision.
The physical condition of the giant panda was fine after checking, the statement said.
A giant panda's daily diet consists almost entirely of the leaves, stems and shoots of various bamboo species, with about 1 percent comprising other plants or meat.