Saturday, October 4, 2008

Mysterious Giant Panda

Giant panda is a large mammal and belongs to bear family. Panda sometimes called the black-and-white cat-foot. Giant pandas are mostly shy, solitary animals. They live most of their lives alone

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ailuropoda

Binomial name Ailuropoda melanoleuca

Do you know panda basically heavy ponderous land creature. Adult Pandas grow to be about 5-6 feet high. They will whey up to 276 pounds and males weighing 10% to 20% more than females. This mysterious creature has a massive head, heavy body, short tail, rounded ears and they have white body with black eye patches, ears, legs, feet, chest, and shoulders. Because of this amazing color combination they were become more attractive and mysterious mammal in the earth.

Bamboo is food and shelter

Like many bears they can climb trees to escape danger or take a nap and they are especially adept at climbing when young. The head of a panda is very large and has developed special molars for chewing plants. Bamboo was the sole item in the diet of the panda. Panda Bears eat over fifteen different kinds of Bamboo. Bamboo is the most important plant in a giant panda's life. Pandas live in cold and rainy bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China. They spend at least 12 hours each day eating bamboo.

How they mate

Unlike any other bear, males will often roar to announce their presence to receptive females. Females may mate with several males during the breeding season. Mating begins in late-March and continues on into May.

Helpless Tiny Cube

Do you know when cubes are born they are blind and very small. They weigh from 3 to 4 1/2 ounces. The panda mother gives great care to her tiny cub, usually cradling it in one paw and holding it close to her chest. For several days after birth, the mother does not leave the cube not even to eat or drink! When they born they covered with white skin but when they become one month older they will have the typical skin design, with 40 to 60 days open them the eyes and with five to six months take them for the first time solid food to itself. These little cubes become 18 month older they leave their parents and start their life independently

Why we need to save

Today, only around 1,600 giant pandas survive on Earth because they have a very short breeding season when a male will look for a female to mate with. Females give birth to one or two cubs.

Some time they didn’t get enough food to survive their life. China has more than one billion people. As people build more cities and farms and use more natural resources, giant pandas lose their homes.