Pandas

Edinburgh Zoo Do you want to learn facts about Pandas and maybe even how to save them from extinction? If you read my article, I will tell you all about what they eat, where they live and even tell you the reasons why they are going extinct! This is all in my article so go ahead and read it I would love it if you did.

Pandas live in high in dense bamboo forests in the misty rainy mountains in Southwestern China.  Pandas also sometimes live in the Chinese Zoos with a big area to roam around in and with people that adore Pandas so much.  Pandas are originally from China. Pandas like to live in cool weather not hot or dry weather just cool climates.

Pandas eat bamboo as you all know, but they also enjoy honey, eggs, fish, fruit, and veggies like oranges, yams, and bananas.  They also eat leaves, stems, and shoots. The Giant Pandas eat up to 20-40 pounds of food a day then they poo 50 times a day because they eat so much food.

When baby Pandas are born they weigh three to five ounces like a stick of butter. They are pink in color, blind, hairless, cute, and harmless. Pandas are the smallest newborn mammals relative to their mother’s size. They stay with their mother until they are 2 years old then they can fend for themselves out in the forest.  

The reason Pandas are going extinct is that people are destroying the Panda’s habitat for development in China. There are only about 20 patches of forest in China left where the pandas can live. Pandas don’t have enough food to live in the forests. There are now only 1,114 Giant Pandas left alive in the world! Isn’t that horrible.

Pandas are going extinct.  Isn’t that sad? So many people adore pandas.  The world would be sad without pandas so we should come up with more ideas to help save the panda population.Like, give your loose change to Panda zoos because they also want to help save pandas.

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Panda Extinction

Thailand 2007 You are the panda bear munching on delicious bamboo straws. WOW! Look out your little baby panda bear almost got tackled by a snow leopard! This article is about panda extinction and a few other facts, do you think pandas are going to go extinct? You should definitely read this article because if you love pandas and just want to know every single bit about them then, read this article!

Giant pandas are becoming extinct because of extensive habitat loss and destruction by hunters. Habitat loss destroys bamboo, which is the giant panda’s natural food source.

Pandas have to eat a lot of bamboo. This is because they do not digest bamboo very well. Pandas can digest only about 17 percent of what they consume. Pandas have to eat a lot of it so they can get nutrients from it. The study notes that the bears evolved from omnivorous ancestors but likely began to specialize in bamboo-chomping 7 million years ago. But in that time, they haven’t evolved to become efficient at breaking down cellulose. As a result, the panda’s stomach and intestinal system are more similar to a carnivore than a vegetarian.       

Pandas became endangered on January 23 1984. Throughout many years, the lives of these Giant Pandas have been severely impacted by mainly habitat loss.

A pretty long time ago pandas lived in a large portion of China. Now they only live in a very tiny fraction of what used to be a big area. They live very close to Chang River and Huang River.

Usually, the characteristics of a panda are:

  • They Have “Cat-Like” Pupils For Seeing Well at Night.
  • Distinctively Black and White. Giant pandas have a distinctive appearance.
  • Their Paws Have Six “Fingers”!

To prevent pandas from going extinct people are donating money to panda societies. There are also panda clubs, and the new San Diego zoo is raising some pandas too! If you kill a panda you will be fined. New reproductive technologies that will help preserve sperm and egg DNA for future breeding.

The giant panda is a conservation reliant vulnerable species. A 2007 report showed 239 pandas living in captivity inside China and another 27 outside the country. In December 2014, 49 giant pandas lived in captivity outside China, living in 18 zoos in 13 different countries.

Some of the famous pandas that everyone knows about are:

  • Chi Chi                 
  • Tai Shan
  • Gao Gao
  • Hua Mei
  • Gu Gu
  • Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan
  • And a very special brown panda named Su Lin

Su Lin is a one of a kind brown panda, brown pandas are actually very rare like Su Lin. Here I’ll show you a picture

This is Su Lin

        

                          

You know what a lot of pandas are born in the world i think it’s time to see how many pandas are born each year.

In 2017 a record 42 giant pandas were born at to breeding stations of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda On September 6, 2006, 9-year-old giant panda Lun Lun gave birth to a cub. According to Zoo Atlanta, which hosts Lun Lun and her mate Yang Yang, this was only the fifth cub born in the United States since 1990. Since four United States zoos host breeding pairs of pandas, this number might seem a little low.

If you want to help take care of pandas then you should tell people to start to care for pandas. You can tell the government to stop cutting down bamboo because that’s where pandas live and eat.

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Precious Pandas

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They are about 2,000 pandas left in the world which is not many.Pandas are mostly found in China on high mounts like black bears they are apart of the bear family. Panda can be black and white and brown and white. The brown and white pandas are rare to find in china.In 1972 the United States president Richard Nixon visited China’s president to ask if they can send 2 pandas to the US and they did. In the next 10 years, an estimated number of 75 million people came to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park to see the pandas because they were the first 2 pandas in the US   

The pandas have to live in a habitat with grass, bamboo, trees and water to life. The pandas eat bamboo and leave from trees all day besides having fun. The panda spends up to 10 to 16 hours eating bamboo and leaves to stay strong. Have you ever wondered how many pounds a panda a panda gains a day well the panda eats about 27 pounds each day? The panda grabs the bamboo by its claw and puts its thumb on top to grip it.They can be 5 to 6 foot long which is about 1.5 meters long.

The giant pandas are endangered because the people in China people are taking their habitat away and they have been being killed by the people in china or getting sick. Also, they have predators which are weasels, leopards, and wild dogs. Poachers also illegally hunt the pandas. Humans also cut down the bamboo so they will starve.

If pandas were not endangered how many do you think there would be? Also, about 18,000 pandas died.Know you learned the habitat of pandas what they eat how they are becoming an endangered species. Hopefully, you learned a lot about pandas.If you think that pandas try to bite you when you try to pet them because they are apart of the bear family well you are wrong they are calm. Here is a panda quote ”Keep Calm and Love Pandas”             

Watch the pandas live at the San Diego Zoo: >Panda Cam | San Diego Zoo.