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African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog

Also known as the painted dog!
Sand Lizard

Sand Lizard

Males turn green in spring!
Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Can glide up to 90 meters!
Mayfly

Mayfly

There are 2,500 known species worldwide!
Betty the Butterfly's Blog

Betty the Butterfly's Blog

The Return Of The Giant Panda - A Triumph For Species Conservation

Thu 8th September 2016 (0 comments)



On Monday 4th September we were treated to the delightful news that Giant Pandas are no longer considered to be endangered animals, something that even now a couple of days later, is still sinking in with many people around the world. In the latest report by the IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) they have found that population numbers of the beautiful Giant Panda bears have risen from 1,596 adults to 1,864 in 2014, which is the result of extensive work by the Chinese government and international organisations to enforce poaching bans and expand the areas of protected forest reserves that are the Giant Pandas natural habitats.

Giant Pandas are natively found in the mountainous regions of central and western China where they live peacefully grazing in the bamboo forests. They are one of the most famous and easily identifiable animals in the world and are unique among bears as they do not hibernate; have very small babies at birth (weighing a tiny 100g which is roughly the same as an average sized mouse); and survive on a diet that is almost entirely vegetarian. Since their discovery in 1869 by a French naturalist the Giant Panda has fascinated the western world and become a global symbol for conservation.

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