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Panda goes on the search for food

Panda mooching around

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A village in south-west China has had a rare visit from a wild panda.

It's thought the animal was wandering around looking for food when it stumbled across the homes.

There are only around 1,600 pandas living wild in China, according to scientists.

Their numbers are low because of people poaching them, chopping down the areas they live in, and also because they reproduce very slowly.

Here's Joe's report.