When habitats are more widespread, pandas can move more freely into other areas in which bamboo can still be found.
The existence of farms, villages, and humans make that more difficult, if not impossible.
Until recently, Washington DC's National Zoo housed Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, perhaps the most well ...
Forests are very important to us, and to many different species.
Many donations are being collected for new habitats and parks in which the red pandas can reproduce and help stop them from going extinct.
Many people are trying very hard to keep the cute and friendly animal around, for red pandas, and every other animal species, do not deserve to go extinct.The giant panda has unique front paws-one of the wrist bones is enlarged and elongated and is used like a thumb, enabling the giant panda to grasp stalks of bamboo.They also have very powerful jaws and teeth to crush bamboo.Forests are cleared for farmland so the giant panda is being forced into higher altitudes where there is less bamboo.As their habitat shrinks, they are in danger of starvation whenever the bamboo in their forests die.Reduction of habitat means a reduction of the number of pandas that can be supported.Even though we are able to breed them in captivity and release them back into the wild, the more pandas in the wild would mean more competition for the limited living space and amount of food available.The ears, eye patches, legs, and shoulder band are black. Adults are 4 to 6 feet long and may weigh up to 350 pounds, about the same size as the American black bear.However, unlike the black bear, giant pandas do not hibernate and cannot walk on their hind legs.While bamboo stalks and roots make up about 95 percent of its diet, the giant panda also feeds on fish and occasionally small rodents.It must eat 20 to 40 pounds of food each day to survive, and spends 10 to 16 hours a day feeding.