10 Giant Panda facts: #1- They are no longer endangered!

  1. A baby panda is as small as a block of butter
  2. Climate change is predicted to eliminate >35% of the Panda’s bamboo habitat in the next 80 years
  3. Although they belong to the order Carnivora, they are herbivores
  4. The two major causes of the panda decline are human-induced- deforestation & hunting for their fur
  5. Camera traps are non-invasive conservation tools used to observe pandas in action in their natural habitat
  6. You can symbolically adopt a panda through WWF to help protect the species
  7. Giant pandas give birth to twins in about half of pregnancies & usually only one of the babies survive
  8.  The microbes in panda waste could become the next big biofuel!
  9. The latest estimates show a population of 1,864 adult pandas remaining
  10. The improved conservation status means that the Chinese government’s efforts to conserve this species worked!

Love to all the pandas out there!

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