Examining an Endangered Species: Giant Pandas
by Ajah Dye, age, 10
pandas are endangered animals.
This species has to eat for at least eight hours and sleep for at
least four hours every day. Primarily, pandas eat bamboo. This plant,
however, is poor in nutrients. Because pandas do not digest very
well, they must eat continuously in order to receive proper
nutrients. Thus, they must eat nearly all day.
pandas inhabit Asia. Specifically, a large portion of this species
lives in the mountains of Sichaun in Southwest China. In recent
years, many natural preserves have been established in order to
protect this rare species, but the panda is still threatened by
poaching and deforestation.
can read more about giant pandas in the library or on the internet.