Three giant pandas are missing from the world's most famous panda reserve located less than 20 miles from the epicenter of China's earthquake.

All the pandas were initially reported safe last Tuesday, but a national forestry spokesman now tells China's state-run news agency that three are missing. He says the reserve's other 60 giant pandas are safe.

The quake reportedly killed five staff members and destroyed or severely damaged all 32 of the reserve's panda houses.

A Chinese official told the news agency that the first batch of bamboo, apples, and veterinary medicine for the pandas has arrived at the reserve as well as food and the tents urgently needed by the staff.