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The Xiongmao Bear Xiongmao the Chinese name for the giant panda means giant cat bear Chinese books written over 3000 years ago talk of the giant panda Even then it was believed to be endowed with mystical powers capable of warding off natural disasters and evil spirits The scientific name for giant pandas Ailuropoda melanoleuca simply means black and white bear For centuries the giant panda bear has been considered to be very special and was kept in captivity as the pet of ancient Chinese emperors Since its introduction to the western world in 1869 by a French missionary who shipped back a pelt to the Museum of Natural History in Paris it has become the most revered animal in all the world Population and Distribution The giant panda bear only exists today in six small areas located in inland China The habitat suitable for the bamboo on which it survives is a cold damp coniferous forest The elevation ranges from 1200 to 3400 metres 4000 to 11000 feet high In most of the areas in which they still roam wild they must compete with farmers who farm the river valleys and the lower slopes of the mountains It is estimated that there are somewhere around 700 and 1000 giant pandas still alive in the wild Because of their reliance on bamboo as their primary food they will remain in significant danger unless their present habitat is expanded The differing varieties of bamboo go through periodic die-offs as part of their renewal cycle Without the ability to move to new areas which have not been affected starvation and death will certainly occur for the giant panda Such die-offs of the bamboo also put the giant pandas in more direct contact with farmers and poachers as the bears try to find new areas in which to feed Vital Statistics
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