Two Startled Pandas Bump Heads Leaping Into Defensive Position

Two panda bears accidentally bump heads after getting startled by their keeper coming inside, and then leap into a defensive stance in which they protect each other’s backs.

Phone footage captured by a 20-year-old woman shows the hilarious mix-up during a visit at the Chengdu Giant Panda Base, in south-western China’s Sichuan Province.

The video shared later on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, shows the panda siblings happily munching on bamboo shoots while sitting opposite one another.

Suddenly, their keeper is heard opening the door to throw in some more delicious bamboo which frightens the bears.


Both jump up at the same time and accidentally smack each other’s heads in an attempt to face the source of ‘danger’.

Still confused by the sudden noise, they quickly shake off the bump and roll towards opposite sides, with their backs turned to each other as they both stand on alert.

Visitors are heard laughing in the background when another loud bang – again coming from the keeper – startles the panda seen standing on the right.

At that moment, the other bear seems to finally notice the employee tossing food their way and the two head for the door as the footage cuts.

The clip drew widespread attention, gaining over 65,000 likes and more than 11,000 comments from users saying the scene laughed them to tears.

Two pandas collide head-to-head with each other in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, undated. They were playing on the grass and didn’t notice each other approach. (xzq717lzy113lsh/AsiaWire)

One user titled ‘Only shadows⁵¹¹’ said in a comment: “These two brothers are always lively.”

Another user titled ‘Magic Sea Lotus Pond’ wrote: “How do they move in sync?”

And user ‘di di’ commented: “What’s the matter? They’re just showing the audience a unique skill.”

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Story By: Simona KitanovskaSub-EditorMarija Stojkoska, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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