Rescue efforts for Panda after the earthquake in China in 2008

The rescue started

Just a note for those who may confuse this with news of the recent earthquake in Japan: these great photos are of the panda rescue effort following the May 2008 earthquake in China. It's been 3 years now since the event happened!

The earthquake took place exactly in the area populated by giant pandas.
Most bears have been rescued. A particular attention was given to teddy bears. Everyone was worried and the babies were scared.

The pictures were taken just after the earthquake and during rescue operations.

People saving pandas
People saving pandas

The rescue mission starts

People saving pandas

Feeding the teddy bears

Feeding them milk.
Feeding them milk.

Playing

Playing after the meal!
Playing after the meal!

Adorable!

Take a look at these puppies!
Take a look at these puppies!

Safe place

it is safer to stay here perhaps..
it is safer to stay here perhaps..

Hiding

Surely it's safer in the tree! I do not want the shot!
Surely it's safer in the tree! I do not want the shot!

Nap time

smile!

getting a bed, fancy!

ups, you scared me!

The rescue team

I like it here!

I don't want to go!

staying together

the experience that brought them together

After all pandas were released into the wild, it was noted that they continued to stay together, which is unusual, they are known as solitary animals.

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earnestshub 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Brilliant pictures and a great hub, thank you.

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