Workers at the Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan province gathered today for the funeral of Mao Mao, a 9-year-old panda killed in the May 12 earthquake. Mao Mao, the mother of five, was one of 64 pandas at the reserve. She died when the river beside her enclosure crushed the walls, and her body wasn't discovered until yesterday, the AP reports.
"It's like you could say something and she would understand," said Mao Mao's keeper, who left bread and apples by her grave. "If you were happy, she was happy, too."