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8 wilderness icons under threat

By: chief on April 19, 2012, 2:35 p.m.
Giant panda

Photo: explore.org

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Giant pandas

Restricted and degraded habitat is the greatest threat to the giant panda, which has less than 2,000 of its kind left in the wild. Their well-known fondness for bamboo determines their habitat: the mountains of Southwest China. The secret to their surivival also lies in this geography, and a wide variety of groups and local communities are working together to link together panda green spaces. You can watch these incredible animals interact via explore.org's webcams and videos.