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Giant Panda

Ailuropoda melanoleuca

Description:

The panda is an endangered species with around 2000 +/- actually living in the wild. There only about 30 panda bears in zoos outside of China. This one is in our National Zoo in Washington DC. The second picture makes me think she/he's doing a rock star impersonation. As you look through, notice the size of the teeth they use only on bamboo.

Notes:

I reserved this series just for my 100th submission to Project Noah.


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8 Comments

KatCuff
KatCuff 6 years ago

I think that accurate information is a necessity here. We're all here to share our appreciation of all things nature. To bring awareness to things we do not have the chance to see everyday or ever. To learn. Thanks for asking for more info when it's not provided.

chebeague7
chebeague7 6 years ago

I agree Goody!... it is so upsetting...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Many captives are posted with no information. Sometimes when I ask the spotter to provide information it is not appreciated. Again, thanks for doing so.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago

It's sad that they will soon have nowhere wild to live, but many species are going that route and it frightens me. How many will disappear in my lifetime? In my daughter's lifetime? I hate to think about it but it's a reality and I do all I can to slow the process. I think most of us have that same goal.

KatCuff
KatCuff 6 years ago

Thanks Goody! I appreciate the kind words! The panda has been a life long favorite of mine and there was no way I'd pass up the chance to see these beautiful creatures if I was presented with an opportunity. When I planned my trip to DC the zoo was one of the first things on my list because of them. I hate the idea of caging them, yet we all know that it's for their own protection - which is just heinous.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 6 years ago

I know how you feel, KatCuff. I made my very first Project Noah spotting a special one (American burying beetle), and I didn't think about milestones again until #300. For that I chose to hold off and enter my Sonoral coralsnake.

You have many wonderful images in your current 100 and I look forward to seeing your next 100. :-)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Thanks for providing this information with your spotting!

KatCuff
KatCuff 6 years ago

This first picture make me think he's saying "so there I was . . ."

Washington, USA

Lat: 38.93, Long: -77.05

Spotted on Mar 12, 2012
Submitted on Mar 30, 2012

Spotted for mission

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