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  • 1. Giant Panda By: Sebastian Chavez Mr. Buchmann http:// elibrary.bigchalk.com/articles/0A/F6/E9/35specialpage/images/pb6.jpg
  • 2. Facts
    • 5 ft. standing erect
    • Females slighty smaller
    • Up to 265 lb. females weigh less
    • Usually single cub
    • Solitary
    • Mainly bamboo, supplemented by berries, fruit, flowers, fungi, grasses, bark, and occasionally small animals
    • Name is taken from the animal now known as the cat-bear
    • Cat-bear is also known as the red panda
  • 3. Range of Panda
    • Distribution: Southwestern China, notably the Qionglai, Daxiangling, Xiaoxionging, and Liang Mountains in Sichuan Province; also the Min Mountains and Qinling Range in Shaanxi Province
    • Conservation: threatened with extinction, from an estimated 1,000 in 1983, the numbers have dropped to 300 following die-back of forest
    http:// www.thewildones.org/Maps/pandaMap.jpg
  • 4. Habits
    • Solitary animals
    • Spend 2/3 of their day eating, 1/3 resting
    • Extremely agile climbers
    • Climb only when they are in danger from predators
    • Live down on ground wherever
    • Live in cold, damp conditions
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ APPTjfbl3-I/THf2sDLo0jI/AAAAAAAAA48/IqNPi9OjiXs/s1600/panda_eating.jpg
  • 5. Special Adaptations
    • Uses its carnassials teeth to slice through bamboo shoots
    • Forepaws of the panda have an extra thumb
    • Use their extra thumb in conjunction with its fore fingers
    • Enables the panda to grasp even small bamboo shoots with precision
    • Paws are broad and have long retractable claws
    http:// www.daylightatheism.org/images/PandasThumb.jpg
  • 6. Panda & Humans
    • Panda’s most threat was the human
    • Where hunted for pelt
    • Decline is the erosion of its habits due to drop cultivation from natural causes
    http:// elibrary.bigchalk.com/drsservice/servicemanager/do/service?serviceid = getcomponent&docid =145431308&mt=image%2Fjpeg&ts=4443363236353533353136323134&doclocation=08%2FAB%2F1B%2F0CIMAGE0.jpg
  • 7. Food
  • 8. Predators http://www.conservenature.org/wildlife_games/jeopardy/mammals/images/African-wild-dog.jpg http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTKX84fos9sZ3ih62jEZPEfDxBIHayoYVRnUW7AOCzvrVNx4fSn4g&t=1
  • 9. Works cited
    • Fact note card that you gave me

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