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Death toll rises

12 May 2008, 08:27AM |

The news is getting worse I'm afraid. At 9.30pm China time, the official death toll from the quake was up to 5,000 and we fear it will rise further throughout the night.

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Thousands dead in Chengdu

12 May 2008, 08:14AM |

The latest news at 9pm China time has the State News Agency advising that anything up to 3,500 people have now lost their lives in the earthquake in Chengdu.

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Some damage to buildings

12 May 2008, 04:36AM |

Here's an update from Heather, our Senior Vet on site

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Earthquake in Chengdu

12 May 2008, 03:37AM |

A lot of you will have heard by now that there has been an earthquake in Chengdu. We're getting a lot of worried people contacting us - so just a quick post to let you know that all is OK at the sanctuary.

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Staff returning to sanctuary

08 May 2008, 20:22PM |

Things are gradually getting back to normal at the sanctuary, with most of the foreign staff who were evacuated on Tuesday returning this weekend. This is despite the fact that the embassies are still issuing warnings to their citizens and advising them to stay away. Because of this, we are having to issue disclaimers to the returning staff.

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Staff returning to sanctuary

08 May 2008, 20:22PM |

Things are gradually getting back to normal at the sanctuary, with most of the foreign staff who were evacuated on Tuesday returning this weekend. This is despite the fact that the embassies are still issuing warnings to their citizens and advising them to stay away. Because of this, we are having to issue disclaimers to the returning staff.

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A health check for Caesar

05 May 2008, 17:17PM |

You don’t mess around with a gigantic brown bear like Caesar when she’s due a routine health check. I remember only too well her rescue some four years ago when she bounced violently in her rusting cage on the bear farm in Tianjin and I thought she would crash through. Wearing a grotesque, painful full-metal jacket (see bottom photo), which secured a metal box and crude latex catheter that snaked itself into her gall bladder, Caesar was understandably a very unhappy bear.

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Farewell “Papermoon”

04 May 2008, 11:53AM |

So sorry to bring you more sad news from Chengdu. We have just lost Papermoon, who has been with us for nearly eight years and was one of the original three bears who started this amazing journey with us all.

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Five bears fighting back!

03 May 2008, 02:45AM |

I know many of you will be anxious to know how our five sick bears are getting on, so here’s an update from our Senior vet, Heather. And it’s mostly good news!

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On the road Down Under

02 May 2008, 20:39PM |

I took off from Brisbane airport a few minutes ago. Looking down, Australia’s paradise of beaches are slowly unfolding before me, and for the first time in 10 days I have some time to reflect, close my eyes and just breathe. It’s been a crazy, but wonderful, week and a half away, covering six states on our latest whirlwind tour, and now I’m flying back to Hong Kong exhausted, but unable to stop smiling knowing that so many Aussies are 100% behind our work.

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