By Erik Crouch
Image via George Lu
The earthquake that rocked Sichuan on Saturday morning has not affected any of the 170 pandas in the Wolong Nature Reserve, a major wildlife center in the area. The magnitude-7.0 quake rocked buildings throughout the region, but everyone’s favorite-yet-useless bears are still alive and, well, likely sleeping.
The pandas are physically unharmed and emotionally stable, as China Daily reports:
Most of the pandas in the Bifengxia base witnessed the Wenchuan earthquake and the quake in Lushan would not have a major negative impact on them […]
There have been no casualties of people or pandas in the Bifengxia base although buildings shook like in the Wenchuan earthquake (in Sichuan on May 12, 2008 which left about 90,000 dead or missing). But cracks can be seen in some buildings. The roads leading to the base from Ya’an are inaccessible because of the quake.
The current human death toll from the Sichuan earthquake stands at 157.