Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

China earthquake: pandas rescued

workers carrying an injured giant panda to safety after the earthquake struck the famous Wolong giant panda breeding ground

workers coaxing and carrying giant pandas to safety as the earthquake struck the famous Wolong giant panda breeding ground in Wolong
Shaking with fear and desperately clinging to trees for support, many had to be coaxed down to the ground as the quake uprooted forests and sent boulders as "big as Volkswagens" crashing down from nearby mountains
Picture: AFP/GETTY
Workers feeding the giant pandas at the famous Wolong giant panda breeding ground
The quake reportedly killed five staff members and destroyed or severely damaged all 32 of the reserve's panda houses

Giant Pandas during play at the Wolong Nature Reserve
A Chinese official said that the first batch of bamboo, apples, and veterinary medicine for the pandas has arrived at the reserve as well as food and the tents urgently needed by the staff

Pandas at the Wolong Centre
It is estimated that there are fewer than 2,000 pandas left in the wild in China

Panda cubs drink milk at   Wolong
According to latest available figures, a mini baby boom saw record numbers of pandas bred in captivity last year, mostly by means of artificial insemination

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Iceland Horses run from the falling ash

Horses commutes to an other pasture south of Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano