Giant PandasGiant pandas are among the most beautiful and rareanimals in the world.Giant pandas love to play.Giant pandas can spend up to 16 hours eatingbamboo.Giant pandas can only live in places where there isenough bamboo to eat.
Giant Pandas #2Giant pandas are near the top of everybody’s list of favorite animalsWhen giant pandas are fully grown they can be almost 5 feet long and theyusually weigh over 200 poundsIt is against the law in China to harm a giant panda in any wayGiant pandas need very big and strong teeth to chew bamboo becausebamboo is very toughMost giant pandas are born in dens in hollow treesGiant pandas are among the most endangered animals on earth becausethere is not enough bamboo to eat
Giant Pandas #3When one type of bamboo dies then all of the bamboonear it dies too. A bamboo plant lives for 40-80 years.The scientists in China like to study giant pandas andwhat they eat.Giant pandas can eat more than 10,000 pounds ofbamboo a year!
Dogs and Traditions The Chinese dye the fur of their chow chow dogs and their golden lab dogs to resemble giant pandas and tigers. The people who saw the dogs thought they were so cute that they would not stop taking pictures of them. One summer in China there was a dog fur dying competition. The dogs do not really like it but they have to deal with it.
Goldfish The Chinese are thought to be the first goldfish breeders. The Chinese traditionally liked to keep goldfish as pets. Goldfish are common household pets in China. Goldfish can theoretically grow to any size. No matter how different goldfish look they all are the same species.
7 Chinese Birds It is common to see people in China with cloth covered bird cages in parks taking their pet birds for “walks”. Pet birds need fresh air once in a while. The Chinese enjoy bird singing competitions . The contests are often held on Sunday mornings. The winners are the birds who can sing the most songs in 15 minutes.
How the Chinese care fortheir pets Chinese pet owners spend about 2 US billion dollars on theirs pets each year. In some places in China people are allowed to throw their cats or dogs in the street if they don’t want them any more. Some people in China buy pet monkeys and use them for entertainment.