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The giant panda is among the world's most adored and protected rare animals, and is one of the few in the world whose natural inhabitant status was able to gain a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, located in the southwest Sichuan province and covering 7 natural reserves, were inscribed onto the World Heritage List in 2006.
Pandas eat over fifteen different kinds of Bamboo. Because of a inefficient intestinal system the Panda must feed for 12 to 16 hours a day.
It is estimated that there are somewhere around 700 and 1,000 giant pandas still alive in the wild.About 40 pandas currently reside in Giant Panda Breeding Research Base near Chengdu.

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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13115 W: 141 N: 33943] (154478)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-09-08
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/40 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-10-20 10:10
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