On May 12, 2008 the “2008 Sichuan earthquake” (or Great Wenchuan Earthquake) reached 7.9 on the richter scale with a death count about 70,000, injured about 350,000 people and left about 4.8 million people homeless. In the middle of the earthquake are is the Wolong National Nature Reserve, which houses about 150 highly endangered Giant Pandas. There was at least one death of a giant panda (nine-year-old Mao Mao, a mother of five at the breeding centre, was discovered crushed by a wall in her enclosure). You may follow updates over at the Wolong Panda Club
Source: My Email InBox!
These pictures were forwarded to me via email with subject: “CHINA PANDAS THAT SURVIVED LATEST EARTHQUAKE…” I do not know the original source, but I thought they were cute enough to reproduce here in [The Blog]. I can only believe that the pictures were taken after the earthquake
You can still Support earthquake relief in China with Google Checkout or your local Red Cross agency