Wild Pandas Further Threatened in Earthquake’s Aftermath

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that lingering threats to the welfare of South China’s wild pandas could intensify, in the wake of May’s devastating earthquake in Sichuan province.

The damage caused by the earthquake might prove more serious to wild pandas over coming months. Hou [Rong, of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding] estimates that almost one-third of plant life in the worst-hit areas was destroyed, making it harder for pandas — which live almost entirely on bamboo — to find food.


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