|How long are pandas supposed to live?|
|Question Date: 2013-12-28|
Pandas are pretty awesome creatures. They are
endangered and only 3,000 exist in the wild. In
the wild, the average life span of a panda is
14-20 years. However, they can live up to 30 in
Giant pandas, native to south central China, live
about 20 years in the wild, and about 35 years in
captivity. Pandas are classified as an endangered
species because of continued habitat loss and a
very poor birthrate. It is estimated that there
are only about 3,000 pandas in the wild. For
these reasons, some 40 panda reserves have been
set up in China to conserve the panda population.
Pandas have been reported to live as long as 35
years in captivity. The lifespan of wild pandas is
not as well known, but generally lifespans of wild
animals are shorter than their captive animals.
This is because wild animals have to survive with
less security of food, water, shelter, and safety,
and they do not receive medical care for sickness
and injuries like pandas in captivity do.
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