When most of us are home alone and bored, we turn on the TV.
Now Sijia the giant panda can do the same.
Sijia, a resident of Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming city, China, recently said goodbye to her pen mate, Meixi.
Sijia and Meixi had been rescued from the Wolong National Natural Reserve in Sichuan province following the devastating 2008 earthquake that left them both orphaned and homeless.
Last month, Meixi was released back into the wild. Keepers deemed Sijia not ready to join her.
[ Good News: 8-year-old hands over foul ball to prevent epic meltdown ]
It wasn't long before staff at the park noticed Sijia was exhibiting signs of loneliness and depression since her best friend left. She began throwing tantrums and wasn't eating well.
So they tried to distract her with toys, and then a playground set: parallel bars, swings and a climbing apparatus. When Sijia still appeared downtrodden, they gave her a flat screen TV that plays footage of Sijia and Meixi playing together as cubs.Read More »from Chinese zoo uses a TV to cheer up its lonely panda