Chinese Pandas to Head Home After Quake Fixup

Rare animals will return to Sichuan preserve by 2012
By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2009 6:13 AM CDT
Chinese Pandas to Head Home After Quake Fixup
One-year-old pandas rest at China Conservative and Research Center for the Giant Panda while a landslide triggered by the May 12 earthquake is seen on a nearby mountain in Wolong.   (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

Sixty giant pandas displaced after a massive earthquake rocked China last year will head home to their nature preserve, reports Xinhua. China is pouring $55 million into rebuilding the endangered animals' Sichuan Province base that previously housed 63 pandas. One died in the quake, one went missing, and one died of illness.
(Read more giant pandas stories.)

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