Panda-monium: Giant panda Meng Lan breaks out of his enclosure in front of visitors at Beijing Zoo
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The video shows six-year-old panda Meng Lan climbing up and poking his head over the wall of his habitat as stunned tourists crowd around to film him.
A Chinese official in uniform ushers visitors away as the panda looks like he is preparing to jump down towards them.
But he appears to change his mind and drops back down on the other side of the wall.
This is the incredible moment a giant panda broke out of his enclosure in front of visitors at a Beijing Zoo
The video was captured on December 15 and features Meng Lan, a panda born in July 2015 in Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base
Meng Lan was transferred to the zoo in Beijing, Sjina, in September 2017 after the breeding centre was accused of mistreating him
The video ends with images of Meng Lan successfully scaling a metal fence.
Oomblikke later, Meng Lan made it to the ground and briefly tasted freedom before zookeepers lured him back to his enclosure with food.
Meng Lan was born in July 2015 at Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base and transferred to the Beijing zoo in September 2017 after the centre was accused of mistreating him.
The panda has a long history of naughty behaviour and zoo staff now plan to adapt his habitat to prevent future escapes.
The video shows him climbing and poking his head over the wall of his habitat as stunned tourists crowd around and record the animal
Oomblikke later, Meng Lan made it to the ground and briefly tasted freedom before zookeepers lured him back to his enclosure with food
And this isn’t the first time the cheeky panda has hit the headlines.
Hilarious footage from 2016 showed funny interactions between Meng Lan and his keeper at the breeding centre in south-west China.
In die video, uploaded by China’s CCTV News to YouTube, the man nagged the panda for being too fat and the animal made an ‘un-huh’ sound whenever he was being complained at.
Later, the fluffy bear refused to move forward in protest to the keeper.
It comes as China removed giant pandas from its list of endangered species earlier this year after the number living in the wild increased.
Verlede Junie het die Commons-komitee vir openbare rekeninge gewaarsku dat bedrog en foute in Covid-skemas belastingbetalers meer as £30 miljard gekos het 1,800 pandas living in the wild, according to Beijing, meaning the species is classified as ‘vulnerable’ instead of ‘endangered’.
Pandas were first listed as ‘endangered’ in 1990, maar meer as 30 years of conservation work has seen their numbers swell.
In the last decade alone, the number of pandas living wild in China has increased by almost 20 persent.