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I need information on Pandas for Grade 8. Habitat? Food? Why are they endangered? How many in the wild? In captivity? Breeding success in captivity? Etc.? Thank you in advance!



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Try an encyclopedia!! Also, National Geographic magazine is sure to have at least one issue in the last 10 years with an article on pandas.
Anyway, there are two species:
Red Panda: habitat: forests of the Himalayas and W China
                      food: roots, nuts, lichens, and bamboo shoots
                      status: unknown (to me...)
Giant Panda: habitat: cold bamboo forests of central China
                       food: young bamboo shoots
                       status: "very rare"
From: my handy-dandy single volume encyclopedia, New Webster's Universal Encyclopedia; any of the usual multi-volume encyclopedias should have much more info...

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