25 Apr 2013 No Comments
Pandas in Bifengxia Panda Base have suffered little effect from the earthquake that hit Sichuan province, April 20, 2013. Now the Bifengxia Panda Base is not open to the outside, for the rescuers’ progress was hampered by the narrowness of the road and landslides, as well as government controls restricting access to avoid traffic jams.
All 60 giant pandas and nearly 100 staff at Bifengxia Panda Base, located 50 km from the epicenter in Ya’an’s Longmen county. Half amounts of the giant pandas were transferred from the Wolong National Natural Reserve in the May 12th 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake. When the Wolong National Natural Reserve suffered a crushing blow and over fifty China giant pandas living in captivity became completely homeless. In order to save these national treasures, Wolong National Natural Reserve has, since May 15th, carried out an evacuation plan. Twenty-seven giant pandas were transferred in batches to Chengdu, Fuzhou and Beijng, and the rest were moved to Bifeng Gorge Base of China Panda Protection and Research Center. >>
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