Showing posts with label Stuffed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stuffed. Show all posts

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Panda Bear Stuffed Animals

Panda Bear Stuffed Animals
There is no greater feeling as an animal lover when you get to see one of your favorites up close and personal. Such is the case with panda bears; they are simply fascinating, beautiful creatures you wish you could get as close to as possible. Since that's not a reality, panda bear stuffed animals will have to do instead and do they do! Next to the teddy bear, panda bear stuffed animals are some of the most adorable plush toys on the market today.

In the region of Sichuan there are more than 12,000 species of plants and 1,122 species of vertebrates along with more than half of the habitat which is where the giant panda population lives. It has been estimated that at least 60 percent of the panda population was affected in some way due to the 8.0 earthquake on May 12, 2008. In the South Minshan region, a combination of satellite imagery, field observations, and published research was used to determine exactly how much habitat was lost and how much of the population was fragmented. Using comparisons of satellite images from 2007 of forested regions in the area, which are the main vegetation types the pandas use, researchers were able to see what it looked like as compared to images taken following the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. The results were then combined with the criteria that is needed to deem whether or not a forest is suited for a panda including slope incline, elevation, and the all important presence of bamboo - their main food source. The results revealed were worrisome; some 201 miles (or 23 percent) of the pandas habitat was just bare land after the earthquake took place. What remained of the habitat had turned into pieces of land that were both smaller and scattered about as compared to what it was prior to the earthquake this in itself is as dangerous and harmful to pandas as all out habitat destruction.

With the loss of this percentage of living space, it means that the population once living there estimated to be about 35 individuals could become extinct in the wild as it isolates them from breeding with other pandas. To try and combat this issue, research teams proposed a plan in which the pandas would be encouraged to move between what was now scattered patches of land, by erecting in essence what would become protected corridors. In addition, they made the recommendation that any areas located outside the nature reserves should be protected given the earthquake was responsible for twice the damage there as compared to inside the reserves.

One could argue as to exactly what it is that makes panda's so endearing but there is no doubting the facial features of panda bear stuffed animals are one of the keys to its attraction. That, is followed closely by how its plush black and white fur feels when handled. Either way, the very allure of panda bears and panda bear stuffed animals is what makes these soft toys so timeless. They are one of those plush toys in which children form very close and passionate attachments to, and accompanies them everywhere as well.


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

Friday, July 28, 2017

Stuffed Panda Bear Facts

Stuffed Panda Bear Facts
All plush toys have their own personalities and looks that we find appealing. It's pretty tough to find anyone that isn't instantly attracted to stuffed panda bears given we find the real thing simply irresistible. They translate very well into plush toys and are another bear that's been modelled after the teddy.

Like the teddy bear, stuffed panda bears are extremely popular. Unless you live in one of the few places in the world that have zoos with panda's, the only place to see them is on television or in the movies. While a stuffed panda bear can't ever make up for seeing the real thing in person, at the very least, a stuffed panda bear is a forever keepsake that you can have (and look at) for a lifetime.

If you want to find a panda bear in the wild, you will have to travel to China, where they live up high in the mountains amongst bamboo filled forests. On the other hand, for a stuffed panda bear, no travel is necessary beyond hopping into a car (or going on the Internet) for a trip to the local toy store. Southern and eastern China, along with Burma and northern Vietnam, were once able to boast about high populations of pandas, but due to expanding human populations, along with loss of their habitat because of ongoing building, pandas now only exist in about 20 patches of forest (in the mountains of China). Along with China's government, the World Wildlife Foundation is working to create wildlife reserves for the pandas, in addition to extending reserves that already exist, so the bears can thrive and live in peace. In the Minshan Mountains [of China], an astounding 45% of the panda population can be found (around 720 pandas). In the Quinling Mountains, an additional 20% of the panda population resides (around 200-300 pandas).

Like the way they look, pandas are a peaceful, gentle animal. They will however, become aggressive if and when necessary. They have few natural enemies but some do exist jackals, leopards, and a relative of the weasel family called yellow-throated marten; it's the baby pandas that are most at risk with these predators. Pandas can weigh up to 330 pounds and have extremely strong jaws and molar teeth - they are equipped to fight back if they have to. In addition to their physical attributes, pandas are also adept climbers and excellent swimmers, so they have other means of escaping a threat besides standing their ground and fighting.

Unlike some species that have the potential to disappear because of over-hunting by their natural predators, panda bear populations are strictly threatened because of humans. But, as humans, we also have the means to save these precious bears. We can donate to organizations that work tirelessly to both educate and ensure panda habitats remain intact. We can spread the word about the dangers to the panda population. Of course, having a stuffed panda bear is yet another way to draw attention to the pandas plight.


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




Related Panda Articles

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.




Related Panda Articles

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.