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China pandas 'panicked' as forest home jolted in quake

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Pandas living in a reserve near the epicentre of China's weekend quake clambered up trees in panic as their forest home was jolted, but none were injured, officials said Monday. 

Giant pandas eat bamboo at the Bifengxia Base of China Conservation and Research Centre in Ya'an, southwest Sichuan province, on April 20, 2013. Pandas living in a reserve near the epicentre of China's weekend quake clambered up trees in panic as their forest home was jolted, but none were injured, according to Chinese officials.

More than 60 pandas at the Bifengxia Panda Base near Ya-an city were shaken early Saturday by the quake which struck just 50 kilometers (31 miles) away, leaving at least 188 people dead and more than 11,000 injured.

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