In one year, they may eat around 10,000 pounds of bamboo. Students gain knowledge about a giant pandas habitat, diet, description, and playful nature. As few as 1,864 giant pandas live in their native habitat, while another 600 pandas live in zoos and breeding centers around the world. New and challenging words such as hibernation and mammals are in bold with definitions that allow readers to acknowledge those words. The giant panda is a fascinating creature that has captured the worlds heart as it struggles near the brink of extinction. Whether you are doing a report on pandas or you just adore these cuddly animals, heres everything you need to know. Did you know that a giant panda eats more than 600 bamboo stems a daybut that it doesnt stop these bears from being expert tree climbers. As an informational picture book, giant pandas describes features of giant pandas such as foods, habitats, and breeding. This book about the giant panda was written for children from 5 to 12 years of age.
Panda childrens book collection discover epic children. Giant pandas is an introduction to the popular blackandwhite bear. At the facility, the cubs learn important life skills that prepare to be released into the wild. In research and progress in the biology of the giant panda, ed. Children can listen and follow highlighted text from page to page as they learn about the look, diet, and habits of these rare black and white bears. Giant pandas scholastic reader, level 2 by annmarie anderson. Images depict everything from a tiny newborn to details of panda teeth, claws, and paw shape. High in dense bamboo forests in the misty, rainy mountains of southwestern china lives one of the worlds rarest mammals.
Biology and conservation details the combination of. Discover a detailed introduction to giant pandas including baby panda development in this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book. History and progress of breeding and rearing giant pandas in captivity outside china. She has written numerous articles for daily newspapers and. The giant panda as a social, biological and conservation. Giant pandas by don lindburg, karen baragona hardcover. It is believed to be one to two years old, and in healthy condition. Giant pandas 101 the giant panda has an insatiable appetite for bamboo. For example what the pandas eat and how they raise their new born cubs. Its striking coat of black and white, combined with a bulky body and round face, gives it a captivating appearance that has endeared it to people worldwide.
Stephen jay gould discusses this feature in his book of essays on evolution and biology, the pandas thumb the giant pandas tail, measuring 10 to 15 cm 4 to 6 in, is the secondlongest in the bear family. Expand product details gibbons turns her attention to the rare giant panda of china in this introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and habitat of these. Introduction in this book you are going to learn about the wonderful life of a panda. It combines the latest findings from the field and the laboratory together with panel and workshop summaries from a recent international conference.
The book also discusses the things being done to protect giant pandas from extinction. Gibbons turns her attention to the rare giant panda of china in this introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and habitat of these endangered animals. And people in china have worked together to create protected areas for giant pandas to live peacefully. Fascinating panda facts abound, including the pandas present status in the wild and in zoos, and a map of china showing the diminishing panda population. In fact, there are only around 1,500 giant pandas left in the wild. Giant pandas by gail gibbons meet your next favorite book. They are indigenous to china and are adored the world over. Be surprised and awed by every page of this captivating book. Her new book is an unprecedented look at the daily operations at panda breeding centers in sichuan province. This book is part of an ongoing effort, supported through major funding and initiatives by the smithsonian, to educate the public about the giant pandas and the. Panda facts for kids, books, crafts, videos, and learning. With thousands of childrens books, audiobooks, and videos, there is no limit to what children can learn and explore.
Gifts from china rookie readabout science by fowler, allan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Panda kindergarten, by joanne ryder and katherine feng another great nonfiction book for young children, panda kindergarten introduces young readers to the cubs who live at the china conservation and research center for the giant panda at wolong nature preserve, dubbed panda kindergarten. An allwhite giant panda is roaming a forest in the sichuan province of china. Sichuan publishing house of science and technology, pp. More than a progress report on a highly endangered species, giant pandas. Giant pandas by gail gibbons scholastic books for kids. Great book on the giant panda learned so much and the pictures are wonderful. Giant panda, bearlike mammal inhabiting bamboo forests in the mountains of central china.
It has tons of facts and brief definitions of words in the book. The book is divided into four partsevolutionary history of the giant panda, studies of giant panda biology, pandas and their habitats, and giant panda conservation. A photographer spent three years documenting giant pandas in. Due to the detailed nature of animal life, it is appropriate to be read by an adult to younger children. The muchloved giant panda, a secretive denizen of the dense bamboo forests of western china, has become an icon worldwide of progress in. Informational nonfiction, 240 words, level i grade 1, lexile 430l.
The authors, who are affiliated with the smithsonian national zoological park in washington, dc, visited panda reserves in china to observe the animals in. Informational nonfiction, 618 words, level p grade 2, lexile 970l. This book is dedicated to my dear friend felicia, and to beautiful giant pandas whom are at the edge of extinction. Only about 1,500 of these blackandwhite relatives of bears survive in the wild. The book is divided into four partsevolutionary history of the giant panda, studies of giant panda biology, pandas and their habitats, and giant panda. It gives an opportunity for readers to have basic information on the animal. The most important sourcebook on giant pandas to date, it is the first book since 1985 to present current panda research and the first to place the species in its biological, ecological, and political contexts.
This book presents information about giant pandas through the story of tian tian, a giant panda born in china that currently lives in the united states. A cute cartoon panda acts as a guide on several pages. It is characterised by large, black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Mari schuh is the author of more than 150 nonfiction childrens books, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. Pandas, a national geographic kids book, is a fact book all about pandas. It reports the mammals size, life cycle, location, and endangered status. In the places where giant pandas are there is a ton of bamboo, giant pandas eat a ton of bamboo, up to 45 pounds a day. Tian tian, a giant panda tian tian, a giant panda tian tian, a giant panda. Gibbons turns her attention to the rare giant panda of china in this. The reserve will install more infrared cameras to follow the panda s. Giant pandas are native to central china and have come to symbolize vulnerable species. Giant pandas by gail gibbons books, resources, supplies. The text is ageappropriate and even includes a bit of phonetically explained chinese.
This rare bear was caught on camera in a nature reserve. The author explains how the giant panda got its name, what it eats, and why it doesnt hibernate. This book is part of an ongoing effort, supported through major funding and initiatives by the smithsonian, to educate the public about the giant pandas and the world in which they live. Cute book with the photographs and basic information about the giant pandas, where they live what they eat, and how do they look like. Chinas population has had a huge increase into the areas that giant pandas.442 843 1314 1497 1081 622 223 1217 323 1179 435 945 506 784 1502 1259 819 761 1003 1562 1080 1526 376 456 578 1312 217 20 1163 536 674 972 876 1201 694