GIANT PANDA

endangered specie

Size:

About the size of an American black bear, giant pandas stand between two and three feet tall at the shoulder (on all four legs), and reach four to six feet long. Males are larger than females, weighing up to 250 pounds in the wild. Females rarely reach 220 pounds.

Status:

The giant panda is listed as endangered in the World Conservation Union's (IUCN's) Red List of Threatened Species. There are about 1,600 left in the wild. More than 300 pandas live in zoos and breeding centers

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why they are endangered

They are endangered because humans have been cutting down their habitats and burning down forests where they live, including their food source, bamboo.
Some people have also been illegally poaching them and killing them in the wild.

solution

  • Panda habitat is increasing with the development of new reserves and green corridors.
  • Some threats to panda survival such as poaching and illegal logging have been significantly reduced.
  • Community development projects to help people sustainably coexist with pandas have been very positive.
  • Sources

    http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/gianhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_panda

    t_panda/solutions/pandasuccess/http://www.nrsd.info/student/73009.htm