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Yao Ming helps pandas reintegrate into the wild
Article by: KarmaVille Staff
January 18, 2012

Basketball legend Yao Ming recently helped wildlife advocates in their efforts to reintegrate six pandas born in captivity back into their natural habitat. The former player for the Houston Rockets is a known conservation advocate, according to CBS Sports.

Ming attended a ceremony held to celebrate the release of the six pandas into an enclosed nature preserve in central China. Before they are placed in open wilderness, they will hopefully learn to mate, feed and defend themselves, heightening their chances of survival.

"I think it is most important to keep a balance between modern living and nature," Ming told reporters after the ceremony, according to the news source. "We have been talking about it for many years, but it is never an easy thing to do."

Speaking of balance - Ming seems to be balancing his celebrity karma with this charitable act. According to the World Wildlife Fund, in 2004 there were likely fewer than 1,600 pandas in the wild. It won't be surprising if Ming has some good things coming his way after helping these majestic creatures thrive in their natural habitat. 

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