PANDAS

ENDAGERED SPECIES

FACTS ABOUT PANDAS

  • giant pandas live in broad leaf and coniferous forest with a dense under story of bamboo at elevations between 5k and 10k feet
  • black and white bear and has a body typical of bear
  • same size of an american black bear
  • their diet is 99%bamboo which is surprising

WHY ARE THEY ENDANGERED ?

The main reasons that pandas have become endangered is habitat destruction. As the population in China continues to grow, pandas’ habitat gets taken over by development.Habitat destruction leads to food shortages. Pandas feed on several varieties of bamboo that bloom at different times of the year. If one type of bamboo is destroyed by development, it can leave the pandas with nothing to eat during the time it normally blooms, increasing the risk of starvation. and to add to that

reproduce so infrequently, it is very difficult for their population to recover from such a low point.

WHAT IF THEY BECOME EXTINCT

The key role Pandas play is in spreading bamboo forests; they eat a lot of bamboo and travel wide, ending up planting a lot of bamboo seeds resulting in widespread growth of bamboo forests so if pandas were to go extinct that would leave a significant effect on forests .

HOW ARE THEY BEING CONSERVED

Through being protected and being put in habitats made for them and being nourished