Zoo Not Fined for Panda Attack

San Diego Zoo will not will not be fined for attack

Thursday, Jul 14, 2011  |  Updated 8:52 AM PDT
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A California agency said the San Diego Zoo will not be fined for an incident in which a panda bit and clawed a keeper.

Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that a spokeswoman for the California Division of Occupational Health and Safety said agency investigators determined that the March 13 attack was not the result of any lapse in safety regulations or training for employees.

Panda Bai Yun pushed open a safety barrier between the keeper area and the animal's habitat. When a keeper tried to herd Bai Yun back into her living quarters, the panda grabbed onto one of the worker's legs with her jaws.

The keeper was treated at a hospital.

Bai Yun is one of three giant pandas at the zoo.


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