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Giant Pandas

  1. 1. Giant Pandas By Sarah Poole
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>I chose Giant Pandas as my chosen topic for my project because they are my favourite animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Giant Pandas are native to central-Western and South Western China </li></ul><ul><li>They are an endangered species from causes like poaching and deforestation </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat and food source are destroyed and they are poached for their fur coat </li></ul><ul><li>Pandas live on a diet that consists of 99% Bamboo. They have also been known to eat: </li></ul><ul><li>Other grasses </li></ul><ul><li>Wild Tubers </li></ul><ul><li>Or even meat in the form of Birds, Rodents or Carrion </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In captivity, foods Pandas may receive are: </li></ul><ul><li>Honey </li></ul><ul><li>Eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Fish </li></ul><ul><li>Yams </li></ul><ul><li>Shrub leaves </li></ul><ul><li>Oranges or Bananas with Special prepared feed </li></ul><ul><li>The average Giant Panda eats as much as 9 to 14kg (20 to 30 pounds) of bamboo shoots a day </li></ul>More on what Giant Pandas eat <ul><li>Photo by Jeff Kubina </li></ul>
  4. 4. Giant Panda Statistics <ul><li>Adult Pandas measure around 1.2 to 1.8 meters (4 to 6 ft) in length </li></ul><ul><li>Male Giant Pandas can weigh up to 160 kilograms (350 lb) </li></ul><ul><li>Female Giant Pandas can weigh as little as 75 kilograms (170 lb) but can also weigh up to 125 kilograms (280 lb) </li></ul><ul><li>Newborn Panda cubs only weigh 100 to 200 grams (3 1⁄2 to 7 oz) </li></ul><ul><li>Newborn Panda cubs are 15 to 17 centimetres (6 to 7 in) in length </li></ul><ul><li>The Giant Panda typically lives around 20 years in the wild and around 30 in captivity </li></ul>
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Population of Giant Pandas in the wild
  7. 7. WWF and Pandas <ul><li>The WWF’s (World Wide Fund for Nature) goal is to stop the degradation of the planets natural environment. </li></ul><ul><li>In Qinling, WWF’s vision for 2012 is: </li></ul><ul><li>That the Panda population will increase by at least 10% </li></ul><ul><li>Its protected habitats will increase by at least 80% </li></ul><ul><li>WWF have set the following targets for within the next 10 to 20 years in Minshan: </li></ul><ul><li>5% increase in forest cover </li></ul><ul><li>30% expansion of the Panda habitat </li></ul><ul><li>Reconnection of all Giant Panda habitats in region </li></ul><ul><li>No further decline of the Giant Panda population </li></ul>
  8. 8. Names for the Panda <ul><li>The Chinese have given the Panda Bear around 20 different names, the four most popular being :- </li></ul><ul><li>Spotted Bear </li></ul><ul><li>Bamboo Bear </li></ul><ul><li>Large Bear Cat </li></ul><ul><li>Bear Cat </li></ul><ul><li>These names might have been inspired by the Giant Panda’s eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>Where normal bears have round pupils the Giant Panda has vertical cat-like slits. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Enemies of the Panda <ul><li>Animals that prey on the Panda are: </li></ul><ul><li>Jackals </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow-Throated Marten (Relative of the Weasel) </li></ul><ul><li>Leopards </li></ul><ul><li>Jackals and the Yellow-Throated Marten’s mainly prey on the Pandas’ cubs. </li></ul><ul><li>Although the Panda has few natural enemies it tends to avoid confrontation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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