Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Giant Panda is no longer an endangered species – Virtual Poland

IAR, Virtual Poland | added 2016-09-06 (9:39) 1 day 8 hours and 44 minutes ago

panda bears are doing well and are not already threatened with extinction – according to the latest report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature. However, other species, including gorillas, are still in a critical situation.

great, with a distinctive white muzzle and black eyes, arouses sympathy and a darling of environmentalists and the symbol of the WWF. In recent years, the number of pandas living in the wild in China has risen by almost one fifth. It is estimated that in the world there are currently 1,864 . – The situation of the giant panda has improved and shifted the species from the category of “threatened” species in the category “vulnerable” – says the head of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Inger Andersen.

The Giant Panda is also called the bamboo bear. This animal is a loner, and for food spends approx. 16 hours a day . It feeds mainly on leaves, roots and bamboo shoots. He lives 20 to 30 years.

Unfortunately, in Polish zoos you can not see this pet. In Europe, .: lives in a zoo in Edinburgh, Madrid, Brugelette (Belgium) and Vienna, where the little panda born in August. The struggle to maintain the population of the giant panda goes up 12 nature reserves established in China.

In addition, the news experts are not very optimistic. Alive in Africa eastern gorilla has been recognized as critically endangered. The main reason is poaching. Currently threatened with extinction are four of the six known species. hominids, which in addition to the gorillas are chimpanzees and orangutans.

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