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Giant Panda

Endangered Animals
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Emily Hinton

on 30 January 2013

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Giant Pandas Emily Hinton Biotic Factors How many Giant
Pandas are there? Adaptations Food Web Threats? Where do Pandas live? Giant Pandas...or Giant Pandas What does endangered mean? Kingdom: Animalia Do not have a permanent den and do not hibernate. In the winter they will seek shelter in hollow trees. Humans are inclosing on their land for agriculture and ranching.
Also the bamboo that the Pandas eat has been reduced because of the clearing of the forest trees.
These are the two major threats. 1974-1977, the estimates that there were around 1,000 -1,100 giant pandas in the wild.
1985-1988, around 1,000 giant pandas were thought to exist.
2004, there were estimated to be 1,600 pandas alive in the wild.
Todays estimate is still roughly 1,600 Pandas in China. The Giant Panda has a sixth toe that helps it to grasp bamboo better in order to eat.
The Giant Panda has a larger head so that it can have stronger jaw muscles to eat the tough bamboo.
Giant Pandas have thick fur so that they can live in the cold climates of China. The fur also helps them to stay dry and cool in the warmer weather. Endangered animals are animals at risk of becoming extinct.
Threatened animals are animals that are at risk of becoming endangered in the near future.
Extinct species are species that are no longer in existence and won't return. Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Ailuropoda Species: Melanoleuca The Scientific name of the Giant Panda is Ailuropoda melanoleuca. Most people know it by the Giant Panda. Pandas have bamboos and they eat small rodents and other grasses. Abiotic Factors Water to drink
High Elevation
Climate/Temperature must be warm. Southern China Relationships with others Giant Pandas have a mutualistic relationship with bacteria.
The bacteria is in there stomach and helps break down nutrients and then it builds their immune system. What's a niche? A niche includes the habitat, its behavior and its adaptations in the environment. Giant Panda's have a narrow niche. They mainly focus on Bamboo. It feeds off of bamboo and so then it must live where bamboo grows. Why are they endangered? Pandas are endangered because of habitat loss. Humans are cutting down forests where the bamboo grows resulting in lack of food for the pandas. Pandas also have trouble mating. Females are only fertile for about a week. Tis is hard for a male to find a female in the wild and then reproduce. Pandas are also being hunted by humans for their prized fur which is illegal, but is still done. How can we be helpful? People around the world can donate money to the cause so that there is land preserved for the Pandas to live on.
People can also stop cutting down bamboo being that that is the main source of food for the pandas. Bibliography "Giant Panda." Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. <http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/giantpandas/pandafacts/default.cfm>. "Symbiotic Relationships - Giant Pandas." Symbiotic Relationships - Giant Pandas. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. "Welcome to Pandas International, for the Research and Preservation of the Giant Panda." Welcome to Pandas International, for the Research and Preservation of the Giant Panda. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2013. <http://www.pandasinternational.org/giantpanda.html> Bamboo Giant Panda Humans Leopards Grasses/shrubbery Fish Fruits (from Kiwi plants) Dead Rats and Rabbits Wild Dogs Mountain Lions
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