06/21/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Quake Aftermath: 90 Percent Of China's Endangered Pandas In Jeopardy

The lives of 90 per cent of China's endangered pandas are now in jeopardy after last month's massive earthquake devastated the remote mountain corner that is their last remaining habitat.

Already boxed into these steep and thickly forested hillsides by the advance of man, its numbers limited by a slow rate of reproduction and with its food supply threatened by the regular flowering and death of its favourite arrow bamboo, the panda must now be facing its most severe crisis in decades.

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