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    AFP/File Photo: A pair of pandas having their breakfast at a nature reserve in China's southwestern Sichuan...

    BEIJING (AFP) - More than 80 giant pandas at China's most famous panda park, the Wolong centre, were safe and well following a huge earthquake that struck the area, state press said Tuesday.

    A total of 86 giant pandas at the centre did not sustain injuries following a 7.9-magnitude quake that hit the southwest province of Sichuan, where the centre is located, Xinhua news agency said.
    Previous media reports had put the number of pandas in the centre at 130, suggesting some of the endangered animals may still be unaccounted for.
    But Xinhua's report appeared to suggest that all the pandas held in captivity in the research and breeding centre at Wolong were alive and well.
    The news agency said all 144 pandas in the three research bases in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, Wolong and the northern city of Xi'an -- all affected by the earthquake -- were unharmed.
    The fate of the 1,590 animals that live in the wild, however, was unknown, the news agency said

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    You have no idea how worried I was. Seriously. This is where I was supposed to be going this summer. I have no idea if I'll be able to go or not.

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    Awww no It is so sad what has happened out there, all those people

    Was glad to hear the pandas are OK, I hope you will be able to go

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    I know people that work there and, thankfully, all of their friends, co-workers and family are OK.

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    "Hello Krisnine, come see my babe"

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    My son is supposed to be going on a 3 week tour of China in November, including a visit to Wolong. Hopefully he can still go but seeing the pics of damage and devastation I'm wondering if it will be cancelled. Those poor people have enough to deal with without having to accommodate tourists.
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    My dream is to go to China and visit the Wolong Center! I adore pandas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panda View Post
    My dream is to go to China and visit the Wolong Center! I adore pandas!
    How's little Miss Mei Lan????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey View Post


    "Hello Krisnine, come see my babe"
    How cute!!! I'm coming soon babies...soon

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