Friday, June 7, 2013


Kingdom- Animalia- Multicellular and needs oxygen
Phylum- Chordata- Symmetrical with distinct heads. at one point of development, they posses backbones or axis.
Class- Mammalia- All mammals have hair and are able to regulate their body temperature and their females can produce milk.  
Order- Carnivores- Not all carnivores eat meat, like pandas mostly eat bamboo sticks, strong limbs and acute sense.
Family- Ursidae- Members of the bear family, have 5 toes on each feet and some can walk upright for a short distance.
Genus- Ailuropoda
Species- Melanoleuca-  Giant panda is the only member of the genus ailuropoda because it is not very closely related to any other bears. Panda bear is an endangered species preyed on by jackals, leopards, and yellow throated marten, they prey on bamboos which are the producers. It takes pandas 90 to 160 days to reproduce and although the most often give birth to twins, the reproduction rate is one young panda every 2years. Fossils have been found over the years and its skin/ physical appearance shows its relation to other bears which means a giant panda bear possibly evolved from a normal bear.
Natural selection affected the physical appearance of a panda because the black circles fur on its eye was an evolution to make them look ferocious to predators. A Panda is different from others in its community because it is the only animal in its species and its the only one classified as carnivores but eats mostly short trees and bamboo sticks. Panda is an endangered species and looses its population often but i predict an increase in population because of  the reservations being made for its protection from extinction and it doesn’t have a lot of predators

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