Psychiatric help for Chinese pandas

Apr 23, 2013, 04:35 IST | Agencies

A powerful earthquake that rocked China scared the giant pandas and they are now being provided psychological therapy.

In the quake that jolted Sichuan province, giant pandas have become special “victims”.

I got your back, mommy: A mother carries her daughter in a basket as they walk to a food distribution center near Longmen village after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Lushan, in Chinese province Sichuan over the weekend, killing 188 people. Pic/AFP

Although no deaths or injuries of pandas have been reported, the rare species at Bifengxia Panda base, located 50 km away from the epicenter in Longmen county, Ya’an city, were found scared by the devastating quake.

Breeders provided abundant food for the pandas to assure them “nothing is wrong”, and for those young cubs who were scared the most, breeders will play with them to ease their tension, said Wang, in charge of animal management of the base.

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