Female panda killed by poachers
Chinese police have reportedly arrested 10 people related to the killing of a female panda in the wild.
The alleged poachers sold parts of the slaughtered animal on the black market, state media claimed on Wednesday.
Panda remains were recovered from a forest in Yunnan province, China Central Television reported.
The two chief suspects, believed to be male, sold 35 kilograms of panda meat and four paws for the equivalent of almost $1,000 Australian dollars, authorities claimed.
One of the suspects was thought to have located the black-and-white bear after he set a trap to catch wild animals that had been killing his sheep, police said.
All of the suspects face lengthy jail sentences for poaching the bear, which is listed as endangered.