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Red panda heartbreakingly clings to dead sister after Chinese earthquake

China's Jinggu County rocked through a 6.6-magnitude earthquake last week, and when keepers at the region's Pu'er Sun River National Park arrived at work the next day, they couldn't find one of the red pandas, a female named Yuan Yuan.

What the keepers did find was Yuan Yuan's sister, Xiao Huang, grabbing fruit slices and carrying them off through the trees. The keepers followed the red panda to her missing sister, who had been crushed by a tree that fell during the earthquake. When park officials tried to put Yuan Yuan into a bag and carry her out of the forest, Xiao Huang clung to the bag:

You can watch a full local news report of the heartbreaking story, via The Independent.