The Giant Panda

Passage 1 – By Zhou Ruiqi

Giant pandas, which can be found in Sichuan and Gansu provinces, are one of the rarest species in China. They usually weigh 85 to 125 kg and are from 120 to 190 cm long. Bamboos are the only food which they feed on.

However, giant pandas are in danger of extinction. One reason is that the climate change and environmental pollution lead to the death of bamboos. As a result, they have nothing to eat but to die. In addition, giant pandas’ habitats are being lost to urban development. I’m very concerned about the bad influence on the life of wild giant pandas.

To stop their population decreasing, we can establish more nature reserves to protect them. What’s more, we can plant more bamboos where they live. I believe if we take effective measures, we can help this lovely animal in their struggle for survival.


Passage 2 – By Song Yuhang

Let’s Save the Giant Pandas

The giant panda is one of the cutest animals in the world. It is regarded as the symbol of China. It is a special Chinese species which mainly lives in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces.

Giant pandas feed mostly on bamboos and they sometimes eat meat. However, recently, many bamboo groves have been cut down which are the home to them. As a result, they don’t have enough food to eat and have to find a new home to live in. What’s worse, many of them have died of hunger, unfortunately. Also, with the development of technology, a lot of harmful chemicals have been produced and the condition of global warming is getting more and more serious, which put the giant pandas in great danger of extinction.

So, what can we do to help them in their struggle for survival? First, we can plant more bamboos in their habitats so that they won’t be worried about what to eat. Second, we can find and send them to the nature reserves in which there is enough food with clean air and fresh water in order to reduce the disturbance of them by us human beings. Third, all of us can reduce the use of cars and some harmful chemicals, which can help to improve the environment where they live.

Let’s help to save the giant pandas, not only because they are the symbol of our country but they are also the friends of us human beings.


Passage 3 – By Wang Jiangyuan

The giant panda is one of the most lovely animals in the world. It is known for its black and white colors. It also has big claws with sharp nails. It feeds mainly on bamboo and can eat meat.

As a symbol of China, it is a special Chinese species whose habitats are only in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces, in which the food and climate suit it well. But because of the increase of population and climate change, their main food bamboo is not enough for them to feed themselves. So the number of them in their habitat has been reduced sharply. And now, it is an endangered species whose population is less than 2,000. We really feel concerned about them.

Thanks to the efforts of the scientists and the government, the number of the giant panda is on the increase. But we should also try our best to protect giant pandas from dying out because its population is still too small.


Passage 4 – By An Ran

As a symbol of China, the giant panda is our national treasure, many of which are 120-190cm in length and 85-125kg in weight. Sichuan is home to giant pandas which mainly feed on bamboos. Besides, the habitats of the giant panda are also in the mountains of Shaanxi and Gansu provinces.

However, the giant panda is on the brink of extinction and is an endangered species. The first reason why giant pandas are in danger is that some habitats of them have been destroyed. Second, the reduction of the giant panda’s population is the result of the environmental pollution and the climate change.

It is really upsetting that the giant panda is in danger of extinction. I am very concerned about the future of the giant panda. How can we take measures to help them? We should establish more nature reserves which aim to help giant pandas in their struggle for survival. What’s more, we should join some protecting organizations to help them if possible.

Thanks to the hard work of the scientists and many other people, the number of the pandas living in the wild is on the increase. I hope that there are more and more giant pandas left in the world.


Passage 5 – By Luo Sirun

The giant panda, the symbol of the World Fund for Nature, is a special animal species in China. A fully grown adult panda can be 120~190cm in length and 85~125kg in weight.

However, they are on the brink of extinction today. Only fewer than 1600 survive in the wild, including only 5 which have brown fur. The main reason why they are endangered is that there are not enough bamboos for them to feed on. In addition, they are weak to protect themselves from the climate change. What’s worse, their habitats are being lost to urban development. I’m really concerned about their future. I think we should do more to help them in their struggle to survive.

So what can we human beings do? First of all, effective measures should be taken by the government. For example, it’s a good idea to establish more nature reserves and employ some professional animal keepers to protect them. In addition, it’s essential to introduce environmental education into schools to make students learn to conserve nature. I believe if we can do these, there will be more pandas on the earth in the future.


Passage 6 – By Xiang Xinyang

The giant panda is a special Chinese species, whose habitat is mainly in the mountains of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. They feed mostly on bamboos. A fully grown adult can weigh 85 to 125 kg and usually, it is 120 to 190 cm long. Although the giant panda is deeply loved by people around the world, it is on the brink of extinction now. There are fewer than 1,600 pandas left all over the world, especially the brown panda, the number of which is only 5.

There are mainly two reasons why they become fewer and fewer. Firstly, because of the development of the society, the population of people is on the increase and as a result, there is not enough room for people to live in, so people destroy the natural habitat of the giant panda. Secondly, the climate change like the global warming and people’s activities reduce the number of bamboos gradually, so the giant panda doesn’t have enough food to eat and as a result, they become endangered.

How could our later generations know such a cute animal if we continue to destroy the environment? So in order to protect the giant panda from dying out, we should do more for their struggle for survival. For example, the government can set up more nature reserves and scientists should keep an eye on the giant panda and do more research on how to help them breed. Also, ordinary people should take an active part in protecting them, like planting more bamboo and call on more people to join the team in protecting the panda. As long as everyone tries their best to protect the panda, the number of giant pandas will be on the increase.


Passage 7 – By TONY

A Panda’s Blog

I am Tomi, a very cute giant panda who used to live in the wild. But now I am being protected in Wolong Nature Reserve.

I am very beautiful as you can see why. My fur has only two colors – black and white. I am 130 cm in length and 100 kg in weight. On average, we can grow up to about 120 to 190 cm long and reach a weight of 85 to 125 kg. I am very proud to be the logo of WWF, known as the world’s largest organization for Nature Conservation.

Long long ago, our family lived in the wild, where there were a lot of bamboo groves in our habitat. But later, more and more human beings moved in. They took our land to be their domain, which made us homeless. What’s worse, the bamboo groves were cut down by them and were made into furniture. As a result, most of my family died from a lack of food. Our number dropped to about 1600.The brown panda is my brother, and there are only FIVE left. I was really worried about the future of my family and also felt very sad to see my family becoming fewer and fewer…

Fortunately, humans have begun to know the importance of protecting us. With the help of their government, our new home —— Wolong Nature Reserve was set up and we were moved into it. There, we were taken good care of by keepers and we had fresh bamboos to eat every day!

Thanks to the work of all the scientists, keepers and volunteers, the number of my family is now on the increase.

But nowadays, there are still a lot of endangered species living in the world. And I hope that in the future, humans will pay more attention to our animals. The world will become a better place if everybody does a bit for the environment!

PS: Many thanks to my classmate Xiang Xinyang, from a conversation with whom the idea of this passage comes and who gave me the idea of being a giant panda.