Friday, June 13, 2008

Panda Bears

Posted by Dori Nottingham

The earthquake in China had devastating effects on humanity. The vast amount of death and destruction that occurred across the region is really hard to wrap your mind around. People have suffered and are still suffering. They have lost children, homes and other family members.

The Panda Bear has also taken a hit. This is the same animal that was already in danger of surviving on its own. You forget in these situations that not only people are effected but the whole ecosystem/environment around. There are only 1590 pandas known to be living in the wild today. That is not many and since this last earthquake there are probably less than that and even more in danger. I love the panda bear! Who doesn't love these beautiful peaceful creatures. They will survive undoubtedly through this event but it will be harder for then to come back to their original numbers. With their habitat now plumedged by natural causes it is an uphill battle. We just sit back and hope that the Panda will remain and that the Chinese will see them as an animal worth looking out for. I guess I'm a proponent of the underdog....the gentle and the shy. Learn more about a panda and I'm sure you will be too.

Click here for more information from the NY Times article I read this from.


hsjacobus said...

This is sad. Thank you for posting about this.