The Giant Panda is a superstar in the animal kingdom. The forests where pandas live are becoming smaller and smaller, and they may not be able to find mates or food anymore...
Body length: 120-150cm
Tail length: 13cm
(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)
They only live in the forests of China.
The Giant Pandas' favorite food is bamboo. Sometimes they also eat small animals and insects, as well as fruits.
Giant Pandas are part of the bear family. When awake, they are almost always eating bamboo. They just love to eat!
Farms and houses are being built, and the forests are in trouble
In China, the Giant Pandas' home, the number of people is growing. Homes and farms are being built here and there in the forests, and the places where they live are being split apart. Now they live in small groups in many small forests, and it's very hard for male pandas to find mates. They're even having trouble finding their joy---bamboo.
Let's build paths to save the pandas!
There is a plan to help the Giant Panda. By building paths, all of the separate forests that the pandas live in will be connected. To do this, some farmland will have to be returned to nature. This means, it will be difficult to save the Giant Panda if people don't stop developing.
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