A panda at the Beijing Zoo accidentally crushed her new cub to death after abandoning its twin, Chinese media reported. Eight-year-old Yinghua gave birth to female twin cubs but the mother nursed only one of them-- the abandoned cub was sent away to a research facility.
But tragedy struck soon thereafter-- the new mother, still clumsy and inexperienced, accidentally squashed her remaining cub to death in a corner of the pen after hearing it crying for milk.
Why do we keep trying to perpetuate such a fucking stupid species of animal? If they're so inept as to sit on their own children, shouldn't we try to focus resources on something else-- like cleaning up massive oil spills or or feeding hungry humans?