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Panda Bears

Panda Bears

Pandas are native to south central China, the bear’s diet is more than 99% bamboo. As a result of deforestation and farming, their habitat has shrunk and no longer includes the low land area and can be found mainly in Sichuan province. Estimated population in the wild varies between 1600-2000 individuals, and considered an endangered species.

The territorial animals are solitary, and gather only for the brief breeding season. The majority of their time is spent roaming and feeding, and they eat 9-14 kg of bamboo shoots a day. Communication between individuals is vocal as well as through scent marking.  Pandas are some of the most adored and protected rare animals, with about 40 panda reserves in China.

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Cute pandas playing on the slide

What's more entertaining than watching a panda playing on a slide? Watching 4 pandas playing on a slide! 🙂 (A video from the Chengdu Panda Base).

Chengdu in China has been the hometown of the giant panda -- one of the world's most endangered species - for more than 8 million years, and the Chengdu Panda Base (a not-for-profit organisation) is a world-renowned breeding and research center for the giant panda. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, the Panda Base now has the largest controlled breeding population in the world -- 108 giant pandas.

Panda Awareness Week highlights the work of the Chengdu Panda Base in fostering the continued growth of the giant panda population, as well as rescuing and rehabilitating pandas so they can return to the wild.

To celebrate Panda Awareness Week, 108 pandas brought panda-monium to the streets of London on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of July.

Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ChengduPAW for photos and videos from Panda Awareness Week, and the Chengdu Panda Base.

For more information on the Chengdu Panda Base visit: http://www.panda.org.cn/english/.

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province in southwest China and maintains a unique and uncompromising commitment to panda conservation. For more information on Chengdu and the Sichuan Province visit: http://www.gochengdu.cn/.