Giant panda's today are declining in population at a very fast pace. There numbers have decreased tremendously over the years. The giant panda population is very close to becoming extinct and scientists are trying to preserve their population through scientific technology such as the acts of artificial insemination and cloning. Although these scientific procedures would have great risk is conducting, I believe it is worth it. Giant Panda insemination has been successful in many cases such as the Wolong Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in China where in 2005 they successfully gave birth to 25 giant panda cubs through artificial insemination.

          One of the main reasons why giant panda population is declining is because of us humans. We tear down their environment and what they eat; bamboo. We also destroy their natural habitat and environment where they live. Giant pandas are on the verge of becoming extinct and humans still harm their lives without knowing it. Another reason why giant panda population is declining is due to their extremely slow reproductive rate. Female pandas usually only give birth to one panda cub. Also a female panda does not get sexually matured until they have reached 5 - 6 years old. Although some giant pandas can give birth to more than one panda cub, usually only one of the cubs survive during the process of them being born. This information states that it takes a long time period for Giant Pandas to reproduce their population. Also they only mate in the season of spring which occurs usually two to three days which is another reason why giant panda reproduction rates slow. A giant panda is usually pregnant during the beginning of spring and gives birth at the end of fall. Their reproductive rate is very slow which makes improving their population harder for them. That's why scientists today try to do many things to save the panda population and to increase it.

          China has set up many giant panda preserves for them to live in. In these preserves, giant pandas are provided with a friendly environment containing plenty of  bamboo for them to eat. These preserves protect their population by keeping them in a safe environment where predators cannot endanger or harm them such as leopards and foxes. This states that their population will have a lesser death rate which means an improvement in giant panda population. In these preserves they also control their mating process so that the baby pandas will survive through birth. Studies are conducted in these preserves of giant panda's living habits and their mating procedure. One study conducted by scientists are the popular artificial insemination and cloning. Although these procedures might be dangerous to the giant panda, these sites have legal documentation stating they can conduct experiments and studies with the giant panda. Scientists have also came up with a technique where they can migrate a group of Giant Pandas to another location by moving their diet (bamboo) to a different location. Migrating giant pandas expands their population and their environment which also helps to save the giant panda population.

          Humans today need to realize that giant pandas are an endangered species and we need to help them survive in their tough environment. Giant Pandas are beautiful animals and we don't want to lose such a beautiful creature. Humans need to think more about wildlife and nature before they destroy it. If more humans were like the people who set up giant panda preserves, giant panda population would not have to undergo the chance of extinction.

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