ANIMALS: A Szechwanese Dies

Land of the flying horse, of dwarfs and golden monkeys and of citizens with tails is China's province of Szechwan, the Western Heavens of the ancient poets. Here are houses built with small doors so that giants may not enter; here live Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and 46,823,665 people, and here is the world's only source of giant pandas.

In Szechwan three years ago a native found a baby giant panda, replete with tender bamboo shoots, logily sitting on a log, bagged her, sold her to U.S. rarity-trappers. Third of the seven live pandas to...

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