CHINESE PANGOLIN Manis pentadactyla
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Interesting Endangered Animal Fact of the Day! Today, we will tackle (gently) the Giant Panda.
- Did you know, that there are approximately 1000 pandas left in the wild in western China?
- The Chinese call the panda “big bear cat.” This “big bear cat” has to eat every 5-6 hours and often consumes its meals sitting up or lying down.
Despite being called a wolf and resembling a fox, the Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is not closely related to any other living canine and is the only member of the Chrysocyon genus. The Maned Wolf is on the IUCN red list of endangered species. Habitat destruction is the main threat to maned wolves. They have almost no natural enemies, but nevertheless are in great danger because they need wide, uninterrupted spaces. In addition, people kill the Maned Wolf for its body parts, believed to have magical properties.
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