The Week in Animal News: Panda Eats Meat, Dolphins and Whales Play, and More

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Scientists have known that pandas are occasional meat eaters, but capturing one chowing down on anything but plants is a rare sight. In China, a panda was caught on camera eating an endangered takin.

We also have a video of dolphins and whales playing together, the rising specter of animal poaching in South Africa and the trouble with anthropomorphizing animals.