Photo: First Panda Freed Into Wild Found Dead



Xiang Xiang, the first captive-bred giant panda ever released into the wild, sits in the Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda at Wolong Nature Reserve in China on April 27, 2006. The four-year-old male was set free the next day wearing a satellite tracking collar.

On May 31, 2007, wildlife officials announced that Xiang Xiang was found dead in February, apparently due to injuries suffered in a fall related to attacks by wild-born male pandas.

Photograph from AP Photo/Color China Photo


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