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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 © and © Information on slide 5 and 6 – Timeline and graph Photos by ©RayMorris1 , ©belgianchocolate, © fatedsnowfox © Images on slide 9 – Jackal, Yellow-Throated Marten, Snow Leopard, information ©Photo by San Diego Shooter Nathan Rupert © Picture of Panda and information on slide 8 ©Photo by mag3737 Tom Magliery © 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 © and © Information on second and third slide © Author Picture/Text