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Giant Pandas

Giant Pandas



Overview on endangered Giant Pandas

Overview on endangered Giant Pandas



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    • Giant Pandas By Sarah Poole
    • Introduction
      • I chose Giant Pandas as my chosen topic for my project because they are my favourite animal.
      • Giant Pandas are native to central-Western and South Western China
      • They are an endangered species from causes like poaching and deforestation
      • Habitat and food source are destroyed and they are poached for their fur coat
      • Pandas live on a diet that consists of 99% Bamboo. They have also been known to eat:
      • Other grasses
      • Wild Tubers
      • Or even meat in the form of Birds, Rodents or Carrion
      • In captivity, foods Pandas may receive are:
      • Honey
      • Eggs
      • Fish
      • Yams
      • Shrub leaves
      • Oranges or Bananas with Special prepared feed
      • The average Giant Panda eats as much as 9 to 14kg (20 to 30 pounds) of bamboo shoots a day
      More on what Giant Pandas eat
      • Photo by Jeff Kubina
    • Giant Panda Statistics
      • Adult Pandas measure around 1.2 to 1.8 meters (4 to 6 ft) in length
      • Male Giant Pandas can weigh up to 160 kilograms (350 lb)
      • Female Giant Pandas can weigh as little as 75 kilograms (170 lb) but can also weigh up to 125 kilograms (280 lb)
      • Newborn Panda cubs only weigh 100 to 200 grams (3 1⁄2 to 7 oz)
      • Newborn Panda cubs are 15 to 17 centimetres (6 to 7 in) in length
      • The Giant Panda typically lives around 20 years in the wild and around 30 in captivity
    • Population of Pandas from 1974 to 2011 in the wild 1974 – Estimated from 1,000 to 1,100 Giant Pandas in the wild . 1974 2006 – DNA analysis estimates 2,000 to 3,000 Pandas living in the wild. 2007 – 239 Pandas kept in captivity in China. 27 Kept in captivity outside China. 2007 - Estimate 1,590 Pandas living in the wild 2004 – 1,600 Pandas. This is 40% more than in the 1980’s in the wild. 2011 1977 – Also estimated from 1,000 to 1,100 Giant Pandas living in the wild. 2011 – About 1,600 still in the wild 1985 to 1988 – 1,000 Pandas thought to be living in the wild.
    • Population of Giant Pandas in the wild
    • WWF and Pandas
      • The WWF’s (World Wide Fund for Nature) goal is to stop the degradation of the planets natural environment.
      • In Qinling, WWF’s vision for 2012 is:
      • That the Panda population will increase by at least 10%
      • Its protected habitats will increase by at least 80%
      • WWF have set the following targets for within the next 10 to 20 years in Minshan:
      • 5% increase in forest cover
      • 30% expansion of the Panda habitat
      • Reconnection of all Giant Panda habitats in region
      • No further decline of the Giant Panda population
    • Names for the Panda
      • The Chinese have given the Panda Bear around 20 different names, the four most popular being :-
      • Spotted Bear
      • Bamboo Bear
      • Large Bear Cat
      • Bear Cat
      • These names might have been inspired by the Giant Panda’s eyes.
      • Where normal bears have round pupils the Giant Panda has vertical cat-like slits.
    • Enemies of the Panda
      • Animals that prey on the Panda are:
      • Jackals
      • Yellow-Throated Marten (Relative of the Weasel)
      • Leopards
      • Jackals and the Yellow-Throated Marten’s mainly prey on the Pandas’ cubs.
      • Although the Panda has few natural enemies it tends to avoid confrontation.
    • Credit to Authors © Wikipedia.org and © wwf.panda.org Information on slide 5 and 6 – Timeline and graph Photos by ©RayMorris1 , ©belgianchocolate, © fatedsnowfox ©wwf.panda.org Images on slide 9 – Jackal, Yellow-Throated Marten, Snow Leopard, information ©Photo by San Diego Shooter Nathan Rupert ©Wikipedia.org Picture of Panda and information on slide 8 ©Photo by mag3737 Tom Magliery ©wwf.panda.org WWF Panda logo on slide 7 and information © Photo by Sheilalau Picture of a panda on slide 4 ©Photo by Jeff Kubina Panda on slide 3 eating bamboo © Wikipedia.org and © wwf.panda.org Information on second and third slide © Author Picture/Text