Rare wild panda eats goat in Sichuan

Pandas love to eat bamboo – save for one wild panda in Sichuan province who was spotted exploring new tastes.

A villager in Leshan, Sichuan province discovered the panda foraging away from its mountainous habitat area, enjoying a goat meal.  The panda lingered for a while after its meal before returning home. Though bamboo is the principal food for giant pandas, they do occasionally eat other animals.

This was the second panda to have visited the Leshan area early this year. There are approximately 1,800 giant pandas in the wilder areas of southwest China, and their habitats have consistently expanded over the years, according to the latest survey.