Surveillance Video Shows Scared Panda Climbing Tree As China Quake Hits

Category: Technology / Apr 23, 2013 9:50AM EDT
Surveillance cameras at an animal reserve in China caught a giant panda trying desperately to climb a tree and failing when a powerful earthquake hit Sichuan province in the south-west on Saturday (April 20), state media reported. Bifengxia Giant Panda Reserve is 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Ya'an, the epicentre of the 6.6 magnitude quake. CCTV said the panda was playing in the garden when the quake struck. There are a total of 61 pandas in the reserve, and none of them was hurt in the quake, it added. Breeders at the reserve said they tried to spend more time with the pandas and fed them with more food to make them feel safe, CCTV reported. Saturday's earthquake killed 193 people, left 25 missing, and injured more than 12,000, state media said. Video Source: Reuters