Video: Man jumps zoo fence, wrestles with panda to impress female friends

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CNN — We hear about home invasions often, but this one involves a man invading the home of a giant sleeping panda.

Exhibit surveillance footage taken at the Nanchang Zoo  in eastern China shows Mei Ling the panda resting in an enclosure when a man jumped in and attempted to tease the docile animal. In the video, the panda wakes up, grabs the man by the leg and wrestles him to the ground.

Mei Ling was just looking to play and the move is similar to one used with breeders, zoo keepers said.

The man struggled to free himself, but eventually managed to escape.

Officials said the man may have jumped into the enclose to show off for his female friends.

The panda is receiving medical checks and is being closely observed, but zoo keepers said she seems fine.

The zoo invader hasn't been caught, but experts say it's unlikely he was seriously hurt.

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