It’s not funny.

There is a report of a giant panda being accidentally gassed in China when they didn’t realize the pipes they were flooding with CO and chlorine were tied in to the panda’s enclosure.

Very reminiscent of the “scratch monkey” story (humorous telling here, actual events here).

A strange case of life imitating life.  And it’s not funny, even though I smile every time I think of a “scratch monkey”.