The Giant Panda is Near Extinction

Photo Courtesy of animalfactguide.com

Photo Courtesy of animalfactguide.com

With approximately 1,600 Giant Pandas left in the world today, the Giant Panda is near extinction, mainly because of habitat destruction, according to animalfactguide.com. “The only way to save these animals is to save their environment,” stated the FWS.

Hotels and houses are being built in the panda’s habitats in China. As more and more buildings are built in China, they push them into a smaller less livable area, according to animalfactguide.com.

The Giant Panda can weigh up to 250 pounds, and live up to 35 years. They can be three to four feet tall on all four legs, and four to six feet tall on two legs, according to nationalzoo.org

Giant Pandas, mostly eat Bamboo and occasionally they will eat small rodents. They can also eat rats, bunnies, and deer. They live in the Chinese bamboo forest, and can eat up to 28 pounds of bamboo a day, according to nationalgeogphic.com.

Currently, in the United States, a giant panda can be found at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., Zoo Atlanta,  Memphis Zoo, and San Diego Zoo, according to usatoday.com.