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    Cherished Panda Mao Mao found in earthquake rubble/ funeral today

    http://www.bakersfield.com/893/story/467676.html

    This is so incredibly sad. I've cried and cried. The body of a mother panda, 9 year old Mao Mao, who was a resident at the very hard hit Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan province was finally found under the massive rubble caused by the China earthquake almost a month ago.
    They thought she had wandered out of the damaged enclosure when the earthquake hit.

    Here is one of the best news stories I can find on the funeral ceremony, with photos of her grief striken caretaker, comments about the enormous grief the Chinese people feel for the loss of the panda- symbolic of their country's loss, and a bit about sweet Mao Mao's life with her extremely devoted and heartbroken caretaker. She was apparently a very good mother, and was believed to be pregnant again when she died.

    They are finally saying that they have no idea how the 1600 or so wild pandas may be faring, or if they were killed in the earthquake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SeekingJana View Post
    http://www.bakersfield.com/893/story/467676.html

    This is so incredibly sad. I've cried and cried. The body of a mother panda, 9 year old Mao Mao, who was a resident at the very hard hit Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan province was finally found under the massive rubble caused by the China earthquake almost a month ago.
    They thought she had wandered out of the damaged enclosure when the earthquake hit.

    Here is one of the best news stories I can find on the funeral ceremony, with photos of her grief striken caretaker, comments about the enormous grief the Chinese people feel for the loss of the panda- symbolic of their country's loss, and a bit about sweet Mao Mao's life with her extremely devoted and heartbroken caretaker. She was apparently a very good mother, and was believed to be pregnant again when she died.

    They are finally saying that they have no idea how the 1600 or so wild pandas may be faring, or if they were killed in the earthquake.


    Maria
    Aw how sad.

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    That is so sad. Hugs, Maria.

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    Breaks my heart!!
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    I can't bear to read the story or see the heartbroken handler. I love animals soooo very much and those precious & so few pandas have my heart.
    I fear for them.
    Thank you for letting us know about Mao Mao seekingjana. May she and her unborn baby rest in peace.

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    omg, that is so sad... i feel so bad for her handler.

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    can't even read the story; could hardly read the headline. my heart is broken...

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    PERSPECTIVE PEOPLE.....

    A funeral for an animal in a country that only allows you to have 1 child.

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    Aww how sad - brought tears to my eyes.


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    here is a really sad story:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...arthquake.html

    China earthquake: Teacher admits leaving pupils behind as he fled Chinese earthquake


    but the good news:

    China earthquake: IVF offered for grieving parents

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...g-parents.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad View Post
    here is a really sad story:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...arthquake.html

    China earthquake: Teacher admits leaving pupils behind as he fled Chinese earthquake


    but the good news:

    China earthquake: IVF offered for grieving parents

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...g-parents.html
    quick hijacking the mao mao thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad View Post
    PERSPECTIVE PEOPLE.....

    A funeral for an animal in a country that only allows you to have 1 child.
    hey, maybe they will allow you to have TWO now. for everyone... since they had so many fatalities, right?



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