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China plans to create a new Giant Panda mega reserve. What are the aims and would there be any benefits?

jiuzhaigou valley national park: Giant Panda Mega Reserve

Five Flower Lake In Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park, Sichuan. One Of The Habitats Of The Giant Panda. (Author: Chensiyuan/Wiki Commons, GNFDL)

In their continued efforts to boost the welfare of the Giant Panda, The People’s Republic of China has made a new announcement.

It has made public its plans to create a mega giant panda reserve straddling Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan provinces.

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The Red Panda is a beautiful creature native to parts of China and the Himalayas.

Adult Red Panda in a tree

Adult Red Panda In A Tree (Author: Mathias Appel/Wiki Commons, PD)

The Red Panda is a beautiful, little creature native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. This mammal is just slightly larger than the average domestic cat and it’s easily recognized by its thick red/russet colored fur, long and very bushy tail, and bear-like body.

Red pandas are also commonly referred to as lesser panda in deference to the much larger giant panda. These are very acrobatic animals with expert tree-climbing skills.

It is arboreal (lives predominantly in trees), typically solitary, and mostly active from dusk to dawn.

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