Thursday, February 17, 2005

Panda's range expanding

ENN: Defecating Pandas expand their horizons:
A study of giant panda poo in China has proved the endangered animals are expanding their horizons, Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

The faeces were found in Fengxian county, in northwest China's Shaanxi province, where giant pandas hadn't been seen since before the 1970s, it said.

“They ascribed the appearance of giant pandas in Fengxian county, located on the western section of Qinling Mountain, a major habitat for giant pandas, to the local government's strenuous efforts to restore and protect natural forest resources in the region over recent years.”
That's just good news. Chinese state reporting has to be taken with a grain of salt, but this is encouraging.