Save the Giant Panda

By: Markus, Angel, Samantha, Aliyah

How we can protect them

The adorable Giant Panda is unfortunately endangered, but the nation is trying to find a way to keep this beautiful species alive. The Giant Panda is decreasing because of the lack of food in the environment (Bamboo) and poaching. Some ways the public can help keep them alive are captive breeding programs, sanctuaries, and planting more Bamboo.

Characteristics and Diet of this Species

The Giant Panda has many interesting characteristics. Some include, black patches that surround their eyes making them appear larger, their legs, ears, shoulders, and sometimes their tail tip can be black. This animals diet consists of grass, bulbs, rodents, insects, bamboo, and sometimes larger animals.

Habitat/Population

Giant Panda's live in mountain ranges in central and western China. They also live in panda reserves in China.The giant panda's population is estimated 1,600 pandas.

Fun Facts

  • Giant Pandas like to somersault.
  • China leased pandas at the monthly rate of $50,000 each.
  • The rear paws point inward, which gives pandas a waddling gait.
  • As much as 90–98 percent of the panda’s diet consists of the leaves, shoots, and stems of bamboo, a large grass available year-round in much of China’s forested regions.

Bibliography

Gale: Encyclopedia of Endangered Species

KidSearch Ebscohost Database: Smithsonian

Britannica: Britannica School