April 1, 2009
Taiwan paper prints panda prank
A major Taiwan newspaper printed an April Fools' Day prank Wednesday that claimed two pandas received as a gift from mainland China were disguised forest bears.
The Taipei Times claimed the latest friction between Taiwan and China centered on Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, a pair of pandas given to the Taipei Zoo as a gift from China, The Times of London reported Wednesday.
Their roots began to show, the paper quoted Liu as saying.
Pandas also made April Fools' headlines with Google, which inserted cartoon bears over the usual yellow figure on the Street View feature of Google Maps, The Times reported.