Synopsis by Alice Day
National Geographic examines the plight of the panda in National Geographic Video: Save the Panda, an in-depth look at the many problems surrounding the preservation of this appealing animal. The film crew goes to the People's Republic of China with the World Wildlife Fund to examine means of protecting these giant, elusive bears. Unfortunately, the principal food of the bears, bamboo, has endured a major die-off, effectively removing vast amounts of sustenance from their already shaky existence. Coupled with a loss of habitat and the inability of zoos to breed pandas with consistent success, the fate of the panda looks grim indeed.
animal, China, endangered-species, habitat [natural], pandas, plight, preservation, wildlife