Panda gestion14 Oct 2012
Here’s a story that showed up in my feed this morning: “Prehistoric man ate panda, claims scientist”.
Wei Guangbiao said prehistoric man ate the bears in what is now part of the city of Chongqing in south-west China.
Wei, head of the Institute of Three Gorges Paleoanthropology at a Chongqing museum, said excavated panda fossils "showed that pandas were once slashed to death by man".
This really wouldn’t be very surprising, as occasional evidence of human predation or consumption of other carnivores, including bears in Europe, goes way back.