Giant Panda

An Endangered Animal

Description

  • Giant Pandas have a white and black fur.
  • Giant Pandas have black fur on their ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, and shoulders.
  • The rest of the Giant Pandas coat is white.
  • The pandas thick coat keeps them warm in the cool forests.
  • They are not giant but their name is Giant Panda.
  • It would take forty pandas to weigh as much as one elephant.
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Habitat

  • Pandas usually live in Bamboo Forests in the mountains of Western China
  • The Giant Panda lives in a few mountain ranges in Central China.
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Adaptation

  • The pandas fur helps them stay dry and cool.
  • They have long tails to help them balance on trees.
  • Giant Pandas have hair on bases of their feet so they won't slip while they are climbing.
  • Also, eating bamboo is a special adaptation for a Giant Panda to survive.
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Food Chain

  • The Giant Panda's diet is mainly bamboo.
  • The average panda eats as much as 9 to 14 kg of food.
  • The panda's diet is 99% bamboo.
  • They might also eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents, or carrion.
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Why Are Giant Pandas Endangered?

  • One reason why Giant Pandas are endangered are because humans have been cutting down their forests.
  • Another reason is that humans have been hunting them down quite a bit over the pass 100 years.
  • Pandas only reproduce once a year so that would be another reason for why their numbers have been decreasing.
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Critical Information

  • WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is a fundraiser for animals such as Giant Pandas.
  • Today, the Giant Panda's future remains uncertain.
  • Giant Pandas are the rarest member of the bear family.
  • It also among the world's most threatened animal.
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