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China Panda

beijing-pandaHave you ever seen a panda, a cute animal, before? If you are in China, you'd better not miss this chance to say hello to a giant panda. 

Pandas are called Xiong Mao in Chinese, meaning "bear-cat", because it looks like a bear in shape and a cat in face. It actually is a member of the bear family. It has black furs on ears, nose, eyes patches and shoulders and the rest is white. A panda is about sixty inches long from nose to rump and with a short tail of about six inches. A big one weighs more than two hundred to four hundred pounds. 

Pandas eat bamboo only, so they have to live in certain places where large amount of bamboo can be found. But pandas in the zoos eat some other things like rice porridge, apples, sweet potatoes and carrots. 

In recent years, bamboo flowers and then dies out, which happens once every one hundred years. Pandas will starve to death if they cannot find other bamboo forests before the one they live in dies. Today, there are only one thousand pandas in the wild and mostly in central China. It has been listed in the World Conversation Union's Red List of Threatened Animals, but it is still in danger. We need to do something more to help this rare and lovely animal.

In addition, the number of pandas decreases due to destroy to forests and hunting. Less wild panda bears can be found in forests. Now great efforts have been made to protect the lovely animal. Panda bases are built to protect and help panda breeding, such as the Wolong Natural Reserve in Sichuan. Though pandas mostly live in the mountainous areas in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces, you don’t have to go to these areas to see the lovely animal, as you can see many panda bears in the Beijing Zoo. Please notice that an extra CNY 5 is charged for the Panda House in the zoo.

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Comments and Questions

Does anyone know if you can take a picture with a baby panda at the Beijing Zoo?

Reply7/31/2018 7:20:19 AMLesly,   United States

Jessica ( United States ) :8/7/2018 2:19:53 AM

I'm afraid you can't see the baby pandas in the zoo.

How dare u say pandas are not cute...I don't see how u don't think so.... Just look at them!😍 There adorable

Reply11/16/2012 8:09:46 AMVanessa,   United States

I love pandas i would do anything for pandas they are so cute and i love them i hope the don't go extincted i would cry my eyes out so bad. i want to have a pandas as a pet or an animal that i have and i would let it Rome free. I love pandas

Reply4/25/2012 9:35:57 AMashley geary,   United States

Ankiit.. ( United Arab Emirates ) :6/25/2012 8:55:58 PM

Nice comment to Ashley geary

they are cute but can be dangerous

Reply2/2/2012 4:35:21 PMtegangall

pandas are cute and loving i really love pandas everyone should love pandas.

Reply2/4/2012 4:19:39 PMantonio losangeles,   United States

i Love panda

Reply11/11/2011 10:37:54 PMrizwan,   Pakistan

Pandas are the cutest, cuddliest, friendliest and most adorable animals ever lived. I love pandas so much. They are my life. I wish I could just take the whole 1000 home and care for them. Breed 60 million, quadrillion of them and then spread them out Australia...but keep 10 of them. I love pandas with the world! They are one of the best things that has ever happened to me (appart from birth)<3 I love you pandas. I'm trying to help you in every way possible.

Reply10/25/2011 12:52:30 AMEmily,   Australia

pandas are SO SO SO CUDDALY AND CUTE!!!!!!! (l.o.l)

Reply9/1/2011 2:44:35 AMkarratha girl

I live in china.The pandas are cute.I am doing a report on pandas.The imformation is useful.

Reply9/25/2010 5:20:00 AMkt,   China

lilian ( Cook Islands ) :9/30/2010 4:36:00 PM

I hate pandas

jasmine :10/11/2010 10:04:00 AM

they are so cute

georgia ( Australia ) :11/29/2010 6:56:00 PM

I agree with you we could be good friends.

MonkeyMan ( New Zealand ) :7/31/2011 1:29:10 AM

They are the cutest animals

how can someone say that they hate pandas?
their cute

Reply7/11/2011 4:51:00 PMEmily,   Australia

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