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Friday, July 28, 2017

The Giant Stuffed Panda Bear And Panda Habitat's

The Giant Stuffed Panda Bear And Panda Habitat's
When it comes to soft toys, it's pretty tough to beat the giant stuffed panda bear. With the different sizes it's available in, along with its overall pleasing looks, children everywhere can't get enough of them.
Over the years, many resources and effort has been put into protecting the endangered giant panda bear. Nature reserves and protected areas have all been developed for this effort so the panda has a safe place in which it can live. However, in recent research conducted by an international team of scientists, they have discovered that not only are pandas living outside these reserves, but these areas are actually the best places for them to be.

Within the bear family, the giant panda is the rarest member. While it's range was once throughout most of China, northern Myramar, and northern Vietnam, today, less than 1,600 pandas can be found living in the wild in just three Chinese provinces Shaanxi, Gansu, and Sichuan. The panda's habitat has fallen on hard times thanks to logging by humans, the ongoing expansion of farming, and continuous residential development. According to Andres Vinas, a specialist with MSU university's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), "overall, about 40 percent of the suitable habitat for pandas is inside the nature reserves. Our model also identified potentially suitable habitat outside the currently accepted geographic range of the panda.

With the use of both geographical and environmental information gathered by satellites, researchers were able to develop panda habitat models; this included analyzation in the three provinces of six mountain regions where panda's are known to currently be living. Armed with this new data, scientists were then able to develop a suitable habitat index for the area which covered 48,328 square miles.
This new habitat analysis is critical for both governments and other agencies to have as they move forward with developing conservation strategies and priorities for the giant panda. The data can also be used for other endangered species. The director of the Lab of Urban and Regional Ecology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhiyun Ouyang, says that between 2010 and 2020 the Chinese government plans on adding some 69,500 square miles of land to the country's already existing nature reserve system. With the new research on panda habitats, it allows for the opportunity to not only create new reserves, but also to expand existing ones, and create corridors which connect reserves to each other.

Not unlike the real thing, the stuffed panda bear does in fact have to worry about where it will live. After all, it never knows just who will make the choice to take it home and once there, what kind of home it will be 'subjected' to. The stuffed panda bear requires a great deal of love and attention just like any other soft toy, but in order to really thrive, a stuffed panda bear really must become the constant companion of its new owner.


Angeline Hope is a collector of stuffed panda bear animals. You can view a selection of stuffed panda bears including giant stuffed panda bears at MyBigPlush.




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Giant Stuffed Panda & Panda Facts

Giant Stuffed Panda & Panda Facts
Is there really anything better in the animal world than a giant panda bear? You would be hard pressed to find something else, though everyone does have their own favorites. If you translate all those wild animals into the world of plush toys, next to the real thing, a giant stuffed panda is pretty terrific too.

In the bear family, the giant panda is its rarest member and is considered one of the worlds most threatened animals in terms of extinction. Panda's are easily recognized as the World Wildlife Funds (WWF) all important logo and they have held that 'position' since the WWF was created in 1961. At that time, some of the worlds most leading scientists and conservationists had a meeting to determine how they could bring world wide attention to both threatened wildlife and wild places. In addition, they needed to find a way in which they could raise funds to assist and support ongoing conservation projects. As a result of that meeting, the WWF was created. Once the organization was launched, they needed a symbol that would best represent what they were trying to accomplish. The only giant panda that lived in the western world at the time, named Chi Chi, lived at the London zoo in the United Kingdom. She was beloved by all that came to see her and she was a rare animal like the pandas that lived in the wild in China. All of those things combined, led to giant pandas becoming the WWF's permanent symbol.

Giant stuffed pandas can be 'adopted' at the WWF website where all proceeds go to the organization to help with its many conservation project.. Each adoption includes a kit which comes with a number of items that includes a giant stuffed panda. If you have no interest in the WWF website, any number of giant stuffed pandas can be purchased at a variety of Internet shops which has some of the most gorgeous plush pandas you will ever find. Some have one in fact, that is 3.5 feet tall! You can also purchase a plush bundle which includes three giant stuffed pandas.

Wild, giant pandas live only one place in the world: three provinces of mountain ranges in central China. They can be found at elevations of 5,000 and 10,000 feet where their preferred food of bamboo is located in heavy clouded and rainy forests. 99% of a pandas diet is made up of bamboo and they also supplement the remainder [of their diet] with grasses, and the occasional small rodent or musk deer fawn. A little more than 160 pandas also live in zoos and breeding centers around the world though most of them are in China.

While we may never be lucky enough to see a panda outside of a television show, the next best thing is a giant stuffed panda which serves as not only a cuddly companion, but a reminder that these beautiful creatures need our help to remain alive for as long as possible.


Angeline Hope is a collector of giant stuffed panda toys. You can view a huge plush selection at MyBigPlush.