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Last Updated: Tuesday February 09 2010 13:06 GMT

Cliff rescue for stranded panda

A hungry panda found itself stuck on a mountain cliff as it got lost during its search for food near a village in south-west China.

Villagers spent hours trying to help the panda down from the 50-metre-high cliff, but were scared to get too close.

Wildlife experts were called in and knew exactly how to help - by tempting the panda down with a banana!

It's thought there are around 1,590 giant pandas living in the wild in China.