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