That Panda Picture


This photo is floating around with the caption “Following the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, this terrified giant panda grabs the leg of a policeman.”

But that’s not what happened.

The photo can be traced all the way back to 2006 on China Daily.

The original caption is “A giant pandas holds a feeder’s legs for food at the China Giant Panda Research Centre in Wolong, southwest China’s Sichuan province January 4, 2006. The pair of pandas to be sent to Taiwan as a goodwill gift will be revealed Friday.”