The Giant Panda and the Polar Bear

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According to a reliable website” The giant panda is a well known and well-loved species that is being driven to extinction by habitat loss. It has become one of the most endangered mammals in the world, with only 1,600 of them left” (Exploring nature education). Also According to another credible website about polar bears, “Polar bears might not be endangered but they are one category off of becoming endangered, there are 20,000-25,000 left worldwide” (animalpawnation).As you can see the Giant panda is classified as endangered. There are only about 1,600 left in the world. 1,600 may be a lot but surprisingly not to many scientists and researchers. On the other hand polar bears are classified as threatened one step away from becoming endangered. There are only about 20,000- 25,000 left worldwide.Other than being endangered and threatened they also share many similar characteristics. The giant panda and polar bear are both similar and different in their physical qualities, habitat, and diet. As members of the mammal family, the giant panda and the polar bear share many of the same physical characteristics. On the other hand their appearances set them apart from one another in many ways. To start with pandas and polar bears are well alike and different in many ways. When being born pandas are about 15-17 centimeters long. Polar bears on the other hand though are born about 30-35 centimeters long. Pandas over the time grow and are white with big black spots around their body.

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