Happy National Panda Day!
Happy National Panda Day Faves!!!
Fun Facts for National Panda Day
- All of the Pandas in the entire world are on loan from China.
- The only wild Pandas live in China and there are about 2,000 of them.
- 99% of a pandas diet is bamboo
- The Giant Panda is actually a bear which is why people commonly refer to them as Panda Bears.
- The lifespan of a Giant Pandas in the wild is approximately 20 years.
- Female pandas are only fertile up to 3 days out of the year.
- One of the main reasons the WWF chose the panda for their logo was to save on printing costs.
- Pandas have lived on earth for 2 to 3 million years.
- When a baby panda is born, it is shipped to China by FedEx to help expand the gene pool.
- A newborn panda weighs less than an iPhone.
In honor of National Panda Day and with BORN IN CHINA opening in theatres everywhere next month, April 21st, I wanted to share a new panda clip and fun facts! <— Download fun facts there.
“Meet Ya Ya and Mei Mei” Clip – Disneynature’s Born in China
Panda Fact Video Featuring Narrator John Krazinski
Family fun activities for National Panda Day could include the following.
Here is the Educator’s Guide for Grades 2 – 6.
Here is the Activity Packet for Born in China for National Panda Day!
Everyone will love this packet. I’m telling you this is the best Disneynature film ever. You need to go see this as soon as possible! Plus they’ll donate to the WWF if you visit in the first week.
There are some simple crafts you can do in honor of National Panda Day!
Try some of these.
The above are some really easy and cute ways to talk with your children about vulnerable species and endangered species with your children. The Panda was just moved to vulnerable status from endangered status in September of 2016. To think that an animal that has roamed the earth for 2 million to 3 million years could become extinct in our lifetime was heartbreaking. It’s great that the panda is one step further away from extinction but, animals like the Eastern gorilla are now listed as critically endangered, which is one step away from extinction, due mainly to poaching.
Do your part to educate our children and go see Disneynature’s Born in China opening week (April 21-April 27, 2017), and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor of $.20 per ticket to World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US) through the Disney Conservation Fund, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $100,000 to benefit wild pandas and snow leopards.
Information concerning WWF-US can be obtained, without cost, by writing to World Wildlife Fund, P.O. Box 97180 Washington, DC 20090-7180, or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. The ticket purchase is not tax deductible.
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