Statement: Earthquake hits China's Sichuan province

20 April 2013

Following the earthquake at 8am this morning in China’s Sichuan province, 70 miles from our sanctuary in Chengdu, we can confirm that Animals Asia staff at the centre are all safe and we are beginning the process of checking on all staff resident elsewhere. 

The bears in our care are also reported to be safe and the facilities that house them unaffected. 

As new reports continue to come in regarding fatalities and damage in Sichuan our thoughts are with those affected.