Giant Pandas I’m endangered! Help me!These are giant panda pictures.
Habitat They live in central China mountains between 3,600- 10,500 feet. Because they have to eat bamboo.
Physical descriptionThey are black and white bears.They have black fur on their ears, eye patches, muzzle , legs and shoulders.They have special thumbs for holding bamboo.They have molar teeth for eating bamboo.
SizeFull- grown giant pandas weigh 90-115kg andabout 1. 5m long.At birth, baby pandas name is cub and theyweigh 100-175g and are less than 15cm long.Males weigh more than females.
FoodTheir main food is bamboo.Pandas eat other types of food.For example apples, carrots, sweet potatoes.
Life Cycle Newborns are pink and begin to show the typical black and white coloring after 2 weeks. Cubs are blind, hairless, and helpless. Wild giant pandas live with their mothers for the first two years of their life. They live 18- 20 years in the wild and can live25- 30 years in captivity.
Life Style A wild panda spends much of its day resting, feeding and seeking food. Unlike other bears, giant pandas do not sleep during winter. They live alone. They avoid other pandas, except during breeding seasons and while the mothers are raising their cubs.
Status They are listed endangered in the world. There are about 1,600 pandas left in the wild. More than 300 pandas live in zoos and breeding centers around the world, mostly in China.
What type of environment do they live in? Giant Pandas live in the mountain ranges in Central China’s Sichuan Province. Most live inside the slice of South to North bamboo forests.2011/11/9 9
Why do they live in this type of environment?It has a lot of vegetation and Bamboo trees.2011/11/9 10
What type of home does the Giant Panda live in? They live in hollow trees or out-of-the- way crevices.2011/11/9 11
What does the Giant Panda eat? • Bamboo is the main food in it’s diet and they also drink lots and lots of water. • They can eat 13-20kg of Bamboo a day, and because they eat so much, they poop 100 times a day! WOW!!2011/11/9 12
Where does it get its food? • They get food from Bamboo forests. • They are consumers because they eat plants and can’t make their own energy.2011/11/9 13
Why are Giant Pandas endangered?• Smaller Habitat• Humans cut down the bamboo trees, and make farms and villages.• Humans have cut down their forest, which destroyed their home.• Less Food• They need bamboos every times, if they don’t they will die.• Humans have cut down their forest, which took away their food.• It takes a long time for bamboo to grow back.• Dangerous hunters• They are victims of hunters, getting caught by the hunting traps such as dears.• Low Birth Rate• There are only 5 days to make “ One” Giant Panda baby in a year. 2011/11/9 14
What efforts are being taken to save the Pandas?• Set up Conservation Park for reproducing Giant Panda, and take care for their babies until they grow up.• International cooperating to share resources and experience to protect Giant Pandas2011/11/9 15
What efforts are being taken tosave the Pandas? • They are doing a better job at patrolling against people who are killing the pandas and cutting down the bamboo forests. • They are increasing the area of the Giant Panda habitat and protecting it. • Stop hunting by law.2011/11/9 16
Why should we save the Giant Panda?• The Giant Panda is better known and loved species in the world and one of the strongest symbols of nature conservation.• By working together save the panda, we are actually helping preserve plants, landscapes, other animals that need to be there in order for the pandas to survive.• The panda’s habitat is also home for millions of people.• The Giant Pandas have a very important cultural icon for Chinese people.
What efforts are being taken to save the Pandas? • They are increasing the area of the Giant Panda habitat and protecting it.
How can children protect Giant Pandas? Protect their habitat: Human can protect them by protecting their natural habitat. Most of their habitat is being less so children can protect them by giving hope with Email China.
Donate to a Conservation Group: Is by donating money and children can go to the zoo many times and see the giant pandas many times and love them.