Sunday, December 5, 2010

Interesting Facts #27: Pandas

A 2007 report showed that there were 239 pandas living in captivity inside China and 27 outside the country. Estimates of the population in the wild vary. One estimate is that there are about 1,590 individuals living in the wild while a 2006 study via DNA analysis estimated that this figure could be as high as 2,000 to 3,000.

The panda is under threat because bamboo, which forms 99% of its diet, is being cut down to create farmland.

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