People dress as pandas at a Chinese bear habitat

Josh Clark

They are, without doubt, very cute bears, but pandas are also exceedingly gullible. Such a case is presented by a recent article from UK's Daily Mail about employees at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center in China, who have taken to dressing up in giant panda costumes in an effort to cut down -- or reduce entirely in the cubs' minds -- the interaction the pandas have with humans.

The conservationists began wearing the panda suits after a cub reared by typically-dressed humans was killed in a fight with wild pandas. The researchers suspect that it had something to do with the invisible fingerprints left on the panda from its upbringing.

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