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Why is Giant Panda habitat becoming less attractive to panda bears and why are they fleeing their native home?

A Herd of Wild Horses: giant panda habitat

There’s a new threat to Giant Panda habitat and this time humans may not be directly involved.

Giant Pandas are facing another threat. But surprisingly this time around, the threat is not directly from humans.

Their native habitats in southwest China is spread across parts of Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces but mainly Sichuan. In these remote, mountainous terrain, these bears can enjoy the

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Giant Pandas are fast replacing the dragon as the symbol of China to Westerners.

Stuffed Giant Pandas At The San Diego Zoo.

Stuffed Pandas At The San Diego Zoo.

Giant Pandas – also known simply as pandas or panda bears – are ubiquitous in modern popular culture.

Think panda plushies, strollers, accessories, murals, bags, or toys; they are everywhere you can think of. This animal is also one of the first things people think of when considering the wildlife of China.

In the eyes of the rest of the world, pandas are fast replacing the dragon as the symbol of China.

And, it’s not just on the streets of China. Images of pandas are now commonplace in most

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These 7 bears are among the oldest giant pandas alive in captivity today.

Jia Jia The Oldest Giant Panda Ever In Captivity : 7 oldest giant pandas

Jia Jia (1978-2016) Maintains The Lead As The Oldest Giant Panda Ever In Captivity Living Till The Age Of 38 Years (Photo: LRT505/WikiMedia Commons) cc by-s.a. 3.0

It was with much sadness that the Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Center in Fuzhou announced the death of one of the oldest Giant Pandas in captivity: Basi. Basi was 37 years old at the time of her death and she passed away after a lavish birthday celebration just a few months earlier.

A year earlier (in 2016), then erstwhile oldest giant panda Jia Jia, also female, died at the age of

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What Caused The Giant Panda To Become Endangered In The First Place?

Giant Panda Cub

Giant Panda Cub

The threat of extinction as regards the beloved giant panda became a reality that generated much concern in the international community and among conservation groups.

These creatures were exploited and hunted by humans to the extent that they are now restricted to just a handful of areas in their native China.

Today, though this animal has been downgraded from Endangered to Vulnerable by the IUCN, there are still fewer than 2000 of them in existence and this sobering fact leads us to question why there are so few of them left.

Here are the reasons why the giant panda became endangered.

Rapid Climate Change

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Is the giant panda now safe from extinction? Let’s find out.

A Giant Panda

The Conservation Status Of The Giant Panda Has Improved From Endangered To Vulnerable

It’s a good and welcoming report for one of the Earth’s most endangered wildlife: the giant panda.

The giant panda moved down the ladder from the most endangered species to vulnerable, and this shows the power of combined efforts in rescuing some of the world’s defenseless heritage.

According to the International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN), there is a positive difference in the status of the big giant.

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