Last month, we pointed to Tyndall Report's rule of thumb that a major story has ended its prominence on the news agenda when coverage turns to animal features. Finally, from China's Sichuan Province comes official recognition from NBC that the earthquake story has run out the string. Mark Mullen files on the 47 surviving giant pandas at the breeding center for the endangered species just 15 miles from the epicenter. Only two of the animals were lost, of which Mao Mao, a nine-year-old mother of five cubs, was found dead, crushed by a collapsed enclosure wall.
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