73 Piece All Purpose Kit For On The Go!
- Endangered Species Panda Reusable First Aid Pouch
- 2 Instant Cold Packs
- 60 Assorted Latex Free Bandages
- 10 Antiseptic Towelettes
Hi, I'm a Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) and I Live In Southwest China.
I'm white with black eye patches and black ears, legs, feet, chest and shoulders. My fur is very thick to protect me from the cold and damp climate where I live. I'm between 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 feet tall and can weigh up to 275 pounds! I live very high in the mountainous regions of Southwest China, where there is much bamboo for me to eat. There are 30 different species of bamboo for me to choose from. Because of my digestive system, I must eat a lot of bamboo to keep my energy high. In one day I can eat between 26 and 84 lbs. of bamboo shoots!
Our mating takes place from March to May, and females give birth from August to September. Moms usually give birth to 1-2 cubs; occasionally they may give birth to three or even four cubs, but it is rare for more than one cub to survive to adulthood. We are born blind and helpless, with a thin layer of fur. We stay with our mothers for 1 1/2 years.
Our reproductive success in captivity is low, and it probably also is in the wild. My reliance on bamboo makes me vulnerable to habitat loss, as well as once being hunted for my fur, meat and body parts. Because of this I have been classified as endangered by the IUCN. Since 1947, Defenders of Wildlife has been doing all they can to help endangered animals like me, the Giant Panda, and others.
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