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Gallery: China's Rare Creatures Caught on Camera

Giant Panda

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This image shows a giant panda in the Wang Lang Natural Reserve in Sichuan province, southwestern China. It was captured by a camera trap set up by the World Wildlife Fund and its local partners as part of an effort to obtain footage of endangered species in China.

Giant Panda

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There are thought to be just 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild. The black-and-white bears are solitary creatures in their natural habitat.

Red Panda

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Camera traps use automated cameras to take photographs of wild animals. This Red Panda was captured in Shen Guo Zhuang, Sichuan.

Asiatic Black Bear

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Tree-loving Asiatic black bears, like the one shown here, are hunted for their skins, paws and even gall bladders, which are used in certain Asian medical traditions.

Leopard Cat

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Leopard cats are about the size of domestic cats and they are native to Asia.

Yellow-Throated Marten

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A yellow-throated marten props itself against a tree in this image captured in Wang Lang.

Tibetan Stump-Tailed Macaque

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The Tibetan stump-tailed macaque, shown here, is listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Takin

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These bulky, golden-haired oxen are called takin. They live in China’s high mountain forests and are considered endangered.

Wild Boar

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A wild boar tramples through the snow in this camera trap image.

Golden Pheasant

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A brilliantly colored golden pheasant was caught on camera in Wang Lang, Sichuan.

Temminck's Tragopan

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The striking colors on this male temminck's tragopan, a type of pheasant, help it to attract a mate.