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Find out about panda bears and what our cruel world is doing to their existence. We can all make a difference with a little bit of understanding which is what this community is all about. It's for everyone who loves the panda bear and wants to know more about this sweet creature and how to help them.
 
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Giant Panda Bears, Su Lin, Tai Shan and Hua Mei
A miracle at the zoo! On July 9, 2005 a male giant panda cub named Tai Shan was born at the National Zoo in Washington. Then a female cub, Su Lin, was born on August 2, 2005 at the San Diego Zoo. The ...

Giant Panda Bears
On July 9, 2005 a male giant panda cub Tai Shan was born at the National Zoo in Washington. A female cub, Su Lin, was born on August 2, 2005 at the San Diego Zoo. The first giant panda cub ever to survive ...

Panda Bears and The Cruel World of Today
 
 
Panda bears are an interesting creature when you consider that they look all sweet and cuddly yet can be quite vicious and strong when need be. Sadly though, this doesn’t always mean strong enough to stay alive thanks to some ill-meaning humans who choose to make a living harming inoccent creatures and nature all in the name of a few bucks!

Panda bears can be easily recognized by their large size and black patches around their eyes and ears. Pandas used to live in low land areas, but due to farming and cultivation Pandas now keep and live in mountainous regions.  The Panda is now classed as an endangered species as they have been hunted to almost extinction, so to preserve the species they are protected all over the world. The Panda belongs to the carnivore classification of species because of their carnivorous feeding habits, they feed on honey, eggs, fish, shrub leaves, oranges, bananas and their favorite meals are bamboo leaves. The Panda’s body is very similar to a bear’s body with the difference of a distinctive black and white coat. Female Pandas weigh less than the Male Panda and when male Panda mates with a female Panda, they leave the female Panda to raise their cub alone. Most births of Pandas happen in August or September. A newborn Panda weighs between 90 and 130 grams which is very surprising given their adult size. The cubs remain with their mothers for around eighteen months and then they have to learn to fend for themselves from there on, Panda bears mature at an age of 5 to 7 years.

In china there are only a few numbers of Panda bear that can be seen now in Zoos and national type parks. The Chinese government because of this have now banned the hunting of Panda bears. Pandas in Chinese history were kept by their Emperors, there are now very few Pandas in Sichuan, Gansu and Shanxi. Panda bears do not hibernate like other bears but they do descend to a lower elevation during the winter. They are very solitary animals except during their breeding periods and most of their daily activities involve eating and moving about here and there in search of food. Many people think that these animals are scary and that they will attack you if they see you but this is a huge misconception. Panda bears are in fact very peaceful and if you do not disturb them, they will not attack you.

Panda bears are becoming extinct because of us, humans. Humans have been hunting panda bears because of their furs and hides for centuries which has been slowly killing them off completely another reason is our need to expand. Because of the population boom we have been clearing out their habitats which has forced them to change their living areas which means that their shelter and food which they need for their survival is diminishing causing them to die. There are two types of Panda, one is panda we first think of the black and white Panda and the Red Panda which is also known as Lesser Panda.

The Panda are thought to certain medical uses which gives them an awe of specialty. This has unfortunately led to certain people hunting Pandas down for their furs. The Panda is sometimes used as the symbol of endangered species in WWF. It has become very important for all of us to save animals for our future generations.


 




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