Giant Panda

Recently, one of the famous science news talked about that giant panda is not endangered any more due to the hard working of the Chinese government. However, since giant panda is an endemic species which can only survive in China, it is not a well known animal over the world. Due to my personal interest on cute animals. I did some researches on giant pandas. And I will present them in three parts, including external features, living conditions and culture.

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External Features

Big black ears, black circle around eyes, black arms and legs with white in the center of the body. These terms correctly describe the external features of pandas which only including two colors on their bodies. The color of black and white helps them to hide under the snow or a dark bosk in order to avoid enemies. Moreover, their claws are mostly sharp which assists them to catch or eat food. Giant pandas, just as their names, are really huge and male pandas usually are bigger than female pandas.

Living Conditions

Even though pandas become famous these years, they actually stayed for thousands of years in the world as an existent proof of ancient animals. And each of them usually lives for twenty to thirty years. As an endemic species, giant panda has a high requirement for living. One of their hard requirements includes high humidity which needs to be over eighty percent. And also for the most part of their lives, giant pandas only eat bamboos and water as their food. Except eating, they usually spend half the day to get enough sleep which becomes one of the causes of heavy weight. Also this habit decreases their energy consumption.

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Culture

As a national animal in China, giant pandas also becomes a symbol of the Olympic Games named friendlies in Beijing, China. There are five of them including Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, and Nini. Each of them represents different meanings which are prosperous,happiness, passion, health and luckiness. Also, there is a movie related to the giant panda called Kung Fu Panda. If you are interested in, you can click on the you tube video showing below. Kung Fu Panda

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Recently, a show including pandas which just born happened in China and attracted many visitors from different countries. And there is an interesting picture describes that a panda wanted to play with his neighbor but fell down from the stage. Last, if you want to travel to China, you can stop by in Chengdu, Sichuan to visit giant pandas. I am sure they will give you a big welcome party using their cute body languages. And even though giant pandas are not endangered animals anymore, they still need protections because of the low birth rate.

Sources:

  1. Giant Panda Facts
  2. Baby Panda
  3. No Longer in Danger

1 thought on “Giant Panda

  1. Zihan Wang

    Hi, Yixiao Jiang. Panda is a kind of endangered animal, and when I see the pictures of panda, I can’t find any other animals more cute than them. Panda is endemic species only can be found in China, because living condition for them is unique. China government regard panda as mascot during Olympic games. It’s an evidence to proof how panda is copious for Chinese and international visitors. I think you combine the panda to Chinese culture is a good idea, and every nations have their own representative animals. For example, India is buffalo and Thailand is elephant. One suggestion I want to give you is if you can use third variable relationship in your blog, except China and panda, your blog will be more reliable and attractive.
    Here is a video about panda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msY–EwxSgg

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