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Giant panda sebastian chavez 1period

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Giant panda sebastian chavez 1period

  1. 1. Giant Panda By: Sebastian Chavez Mr. Buchmann http:// elibrary.bigchalk.com/articles/0A/F6/E9/35specialpage/images/pb6.jpg
  2. 2. Facts <ul><li>5 ft. standing erect </li></ul><ul><li>Females slighty smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 265 lb. females weigh less </li></ul><ul><li>Usually single cub </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly bamboo, supplemented by berries, fruit, flowers, fungi, grasses, bark, and occasionally small animals </li></ul><ul><li>Name is taken from the animal now known as the cat-bear </li></ul><ul><li>Cat-bear is also known as the red panda </li></ul>
  3. 3. Range of Panda <ul><li>Distribution: Southwestern China, notably the Qionglai, Daxiangling, Xiaoxionging, and Liang Mountains in Sichuan Province; also the Min Mountains and Qinling Range in Shaanxi Province </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation: threatened with extinction, from an estimated 1,000 in 1983, the numbers have dropped to 300 following die-back of forest </li></ul>http:// www.thewildones.org/Maps/pandaMap.jpg
  4. 4. Habits <ul><li>Solitary animals </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 2/3 of their day eating, 1/3 resting </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely agile climbers </li></ul><ul><li>Climb only when they are in danger from predators </li></ul><ul><li>Live down on ground wherever </li></ul><ul><li>Live in cold, damp conditions </li></ul>http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ APPTjfbl3-I/THf2sDLo0jI/AAAAAAAAA48/IqNPi9OjiXs/s1600/panda_eating.jpg
  5. 5. Special Adaptations <ul><li>Uses its carnassials teeth to slice through bamboo shoots </li></ul><ul><li>Forepaws of the panda have an extra thumb </li></ul><ul><li>Use their extra thumb in conjunction with its fore fingers </li></ul><ul><li>Enables the panda to grasp even small bamboo shoots with precision </li></ul><ul><li>Paws are broad and have long retractable claws </li></ul>http:// www.daylightatheism.org/images/PandasThumb.jpg
  6. 6. Panda & Humans <ul><li>Panda’s most threat was the human </li></ul><ul><li>Where hunted for pelt </li></ul><ul><li>Decline is the erosion of its habits due to drop cultivation from natural causes </li></ul>http:// elibrary.bigchalk.com/drsservice/servicemanager/do/service?serviceid = getcomponent&docid =145431308&mt=image%2Fjpeg&ts=4443363236353533353136323134&doclocation=08%2FAB%2F1B%2F0CIMAGE0.jpg
  7. 7. Food
  8. 8. Predators http://www.conservenature.org/wildlife_games/jeopardy/mammals/images/African-wild-dog.jpg http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTKX84fos9sZ3ih62jEZPEfDxBIHayoYVRnUW7AOCzvrVNx4fSn4g&t=1
  9. 9. Works cited <ul><li>Fact note card that you gave me </li></ul>

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