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All 340 wild pandas in quake area unharmed

China Daily | Updated: 2017-08-25 09:40

CHENGDU - A head count completed two weeks after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Southwest China has confirmed that all 340 wild giant pandas in the quake zone are unharmed.

Eleven nature reserves - 10 of which are dedicated to protecting giant pandas, golden monkeys and their habitats were affected by the earthquake that struck Jiuzhaigou county in Sichuan province on Aug 8, local officials said.

The 340 pandas account for 31 percent of the wild panda population in China, they said.

All 340 wild pandas in quake area unharmed

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