Friday, September 25, 2009
Save the Pandas!
I can't believe that anyone would suggest that we let a species die out. Especially a species as beautiful and wonderful as giant pandas. But that's just what BBC wildlife expert and bat fanatic Chris Packham is suggesting. He says that they are too stupid and haven't adapted and don't procreate in captivity (could you procreate in captivity?).
Well, boo to him! They are so gorgeous and smart. They live in the mountains where not many others live, perfect for the bamboo they love so much. They do procreate in captivity; just because it's harder for them doesn't mean it doesn't work.
You can read the article here or on the Good Morning America site here. I've loved pandas since I was little as you can obviously see. We also went to Washington, DC in April and enjoyed the pandas while visiting the zoo (actually they were the reason for going to the zoo. I couldn't be so close again and not make it to see them).
Want to help save the pandas? There are many ways to contribute, but you can "adopt a giant panda" through the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Click here if you're interested.