What Is Being Done To Save Pandas ?

What Is Being Done To Save Pandas ?

The panda is an endangered species and with fewer than a thousand of them left in the wild, there are severe conservation efforts being undertaken to protect them. One of the main reasons for the pandas disappearing is the loss of their habitat.

They once lived in the lowlands of China, in the provinces of Shiaanxu and Gansu. However, these provinces were also heavily populated and there was severe farming done in these areas. In order to do farming, the people had to clear plenty of bamboo forests. The pandas depend on bamboo mainly for their survival and the clearing of the bamboo forests has led to the loss of their habitat.

The zoologists have been trying very hard to classify the panda because it exhibits several characteristics of a mammal, but also has a lot of traits of the raccoon. However, unlike a raccoon, the panda is very huge in size and is almost the size of an American black bear.

There are less than one thousand pandas left in the wild now and about one hundred of them live in zoos. An average lifespan of a giant panda can be 35 years or more in captivity. The lifespan of the panda in the wild is unknown.

The pandas depend on bamboo mainly and the bamboo after it flowers, starts dying. Therefore, the pandas are left with nothing to eat. Right now in order to conserve this animal the Chinese government has created bamboo reserves so that there is bamboo available in plenty for the pandas.

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