The Giant Panda

The Giant Panda

Instantly familiar as the earth wide logo of conservation this species of panda’s own survival is still a long way from safe.


giant panda It has an extremely restricted diet – ninety nine per cent of bamboo, using various parts of the thirty or more bamboo species, taking new shoots in spring, leaves in summer and stems in winter. Carrion, grubs, and eggs are eaten when available. Normally living on its own the panda feeds mainly at early morning and early evening and sleeps in a bamboo thicket. They live in East Asia and their weight is 70-125kg (155-280lb)s, its social unit is individual and it has up to 1-2 cubs they stay in the mother’s den for 4-6weeks, usually born in a hollow tree or similar space. This species of panda is endangered because of a loss of bamboo forests and also because only 30 per cent of the baby cubs survive to more than 6 months of age.



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