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
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)
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(Newser) – 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.