CONTEXT• What is Giant panda?• Physical Description• Habitat• Diet• Lifestyle• Reproduction• WWF (World Wildlife Fund)• Resources
WHAT IS GIANT PANDA?• Medium – sized black and white bear• Scientific name Ailuropoda melanoleuca
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION• Panda It is easily recognized by its large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body.• Black fur on ears• Eye patches• Muzzle• Legs and shoulders SIZE Adult giant pandas have a length of 160 to 180 centimetres (5 1/4 to 6 feet). The weight of aadult male giant panda is normally between 80 and 125 kilograms (176 and 276 pounds) with malestypically weighing about 10% to 20% more than females.
REPRODUCTION• Female giant pandas give birth only once a year in the spring between 95 and 160 days after mating.• Give birth to two young, usually only one survives.
LOGO OF WWF• The ‘Giant panda’ has been the symbol (logo) of the international WWF (World Wildlife Fund) organisation since 1961.• Protecting the future of nature for 50 years.• Adopt and donatehttps://support.wwf.org.uk/?page=shop&pid=1
RESOURCES:• National Geographic http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/giant-panda/• BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Giant_Panda#intro• WWF http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/giantpanda/panda.html• Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailuropoda_melanoleuca#cite_note- Scheff_Duncan-1