Why Do Pandas Live In China?
Panda are forest animals which are mostly seen in China. The Giant Panda which has two colors (black and white) has its territory in the South and East China long time ago. Although Pandas are common in China, there are also Pandas which are found outside the country.
Pandas can be compared to American black bear having a size of 4-5 feet with a weight of 70-140 kilos. Because of tier pupils, they can see better at night that’s why they are active during night time. Pandas walk just like humans. Their hairs in the feet are their protection from heat and snow. Pandas can also climb trees and loves to eat bamboo shoots and leaves.
Millions of years ago, Pandas already inhabited China. Since these animals are mostly solitary, they just prefer to live in well-defined territories. They are already comfortable in their habitats and a sudden change of place will also affect their way of living.
Before, ancient Chinese history had always considered Panda as important. These animals were thought to create magic because it can ward off evils and disasters. Chinese emperors always kept a panda because this animal brings good luck.
Pandas can survive in mountainous slopes having lots of bamboo shoots. China is a perfect place for them because there are mountainous areas having lots of bamboos. Once the bamboos die, pandas will no longer survive.
The Chinese government had been very strict with the preservation of Pandas. Pandas are becoming extinct now. There is an estimated 1000 pandas living now. The destruction of their habitats is considered as pandas’ biggest threat. Panda conservation is now the main concern of Chinese. They need to preserve these animals which were considered to be valuable in ancient times. Since 1940s, Panda conservation already began in China. It has a goal to increase the chance of the survival of these animals and one of those is to improve its habitat and panda reserves.