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This is an interactive powerpoint appropriate for elementary age students and teachers who are learning about animals, specifically pandas.

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  1. 1. The Giant Panda An Interactive PowerPoint Presentation by: Audra Bradley
  2. 2. The Giant Panda <ul><li>Description </li></ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Pandas in Captivity </li></ul><ul><li>Classification </li></ul><ul><li>Human Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 Endangered Species </li></ul><ul><li>April is Giant Panda Month! </li></ul><ul><li>Panda Art </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Sources </li></ul><ul><li>About the Author </li></ul>
  3. 3. Description <ul><li>Black and white coat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theory #1 Camouflage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theory #2 Colors stand out to a potential mate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lives to be 20-=30 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Do not hibernate </li></ul><ul><li>Males larger than females-up to 250 lbs! </li></ul><ul><li>Looks are deceiving…pandas are actually quite dangerous! </li></ul>Quit
  4. 4. Name 大熊貓 <ul><li>Chinese word for panda literally translates to “large bear cat” </li></ul><ul><li>Physiologically, the eyes of most other bear species have round pupils, but the giant pandas have pupils that are vertical slits like cats' eyes. These unusual eyes, combined with its ability to effortlessly scale trees, maybe what inspired the Chinese to call the panda the &quot;bear cat.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>A.K.A. “Spotted bear” or “Bamboo bear” </li></ul>Quit
  5. 5. Diet <ul><li>Spend 12 hours a day eating bamboo! </li></ul><ul><li>Bamboo is low in nutrients to panda eat up to 84 lbs a day! </li></ul><ul><li>Have been known to eat; grasses, bulbs, fruits, some insects, and even rodents and carrion. </li></ul>Quit
  6. 6. Habitat This link allows you to watch live images of Mei Xiang, a giant panda, and her cub, Tai Shan, at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The cub was born at 3:41 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. Zoo keepers were happy to see Mei Xiang cradling and cuddling her cub only two minutes after its birth. http://animal.discovery.com/cams/pandavidr.html Quit Range: southwestern China, in six small forest fragments Habitat: damp, misty forests of bamboo and conifers, in altitudes above 4,000 feet (1,200 meters)
  7. 7. Pandas in Captivity <ul><li>“ A 2006 New York Times article outlined the economics of keeping pandas, which costs five times more than that of the next most expensive animal, an elephant. American zoos must pay the Chinese government $1 million a year in fees, as part of a typically ten-year contract. San Diego's contract with China is the first to expire, in 2008. The last contract, in Memphis, ends in 2013” (Wikipedia 1). </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. Classification <ul><li>Distantly related to red panda </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of both bear and raccoon </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic testing shows a member of Ursidae family </li></ul><ul><li>Panda often called a “living fossil” </li></ul>Quit
  9. 9. Human Interaction <ul><li>In Ancient China pandas believed to be rare and noble creatures </li></ul><ul><li>Some Chinese nobility even buried with skulls or pelts of pandas </li></ul><ul><li>Panda introduced to the West in 1869 </li></ul><ul><li>1920’s first panda shot </li></ul>Quit 1936 Ruth Harkness first Westerner to bring back a live giant panda
  10. 10. Conservation <ul><li>Pandas are endangered species </li></ul><ul><li>Only 1,600 pandas left on Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for Extinction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low reproductive rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bamboo shortages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Habitat destruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hunting </li></ul></ul>Quit
  11. 11. Top 10 Endangered Species <ul><li>Black Rhino </li></ul><ul><li>Giant Panda </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger </li></ul><ul><li>Beluga Sturgeon </li></ul><ul><li>Goldenseal </li></ul><ul><li>Alligator </li></ul><ul><li>Snapping Turtle </li></ul><ul><li>Hawksbill Turtle </li></ul><ul><li>Big Leaf Mahogany </li></ul><ul><li>Green-Cheeked Parrot </li></ul><ul><li>Mako Shark </li></ul>World Wildlife Federation (WWF) the top 10 most endangered species are: Quit
  12. 12. April is GIANT PANDA month!! <ul><li>Who : Zoo Volunteers, Pandas, & You! </li></ul><ul><li>What : Learning about pandas, wishing the zoo “happy birthday”, & winning prizes! </li></ul><ul><li>Where : Smithsonian National Zoological Park </li></ul><ul><li>When : Starting April 4 @ 11 am </li></ul>For more information visit http://nationalzoo.si.edu Quit
  13. 13. Panda Art Projects Panda Mask: 1. Color panda mask 2. Cut out 3. Hole punch side holes for string 4. Knot string through each hole and attach 5. Measure string to fit head 6. Enjoy! <ul><li>Panda Head: </li></ul><ul><li>Use paper or styrofoam plate </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out 4 black circles </li></ul><ul><li>Use 2 of 4 black circles for ears </li></ul><ul><li>Glue ears to underside of plate </li></ul><ul><li>Cut holes in remaining two circles </li></ul><ul><li>Glue on for eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Take handful of white stuffing </li></ul><ul><li>Glue on as nose and </li></ul><ul><li>Secure small black paper for nose </li></ul>Quit
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  15. 15. Sources <ul><li>http://www.wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldwildlife.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://nationalzoo.si.edu </li></ul><ul><li>http:www.sandiegozoo.org </li></ul><ul><li>http:www.nationalgeographic.com </li></ul>Quit
  16. 16. About the Author <ul><li>I am currently attending Grand Valley State University working towards a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts and hope to teach at the elementary level. </li></ul><ul><li>I love working with children, reading, camping, learning, and exploring. </li></ul>You can reach me [email_address] Quit
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