NATIONAL PANDA DAY
On March 16 conservationist and animal lovers alike spread the word about one of the world’s most endangered and adored animals. National Panda Day brings together the efforts of an international community dedicated to protecting and restoring habitat.
Native to China, giant pandas are members of the Bear (Ursidae) family. Their rapidly shrinking habitat is a major cause for concern. As an endangered species, successful panda breeding programs are rare. In the wild there are approximately only 1,864 (according to the World Wide Fund for Nature) and 100 living in zoos around the world.
HOW TO OBSERVE
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