I have only had I pet so far in my life and that would be our family dog Sable. He's four years old now but he acts like a puppy. Some people think he's hyper, naughty or cute. He has all these qualities but what people don't know is that he's very affectionate, protective and caring. Whenever we come home he's always there to appreciate our company. He's a really good guard dog even though his small. If we're on our own in a different room he checks up on us every few minutes to check I we're still there. Sable always cares if someone's gotten hurt because he recognizes that when people are in pain they cry. So he always licks our tears up by saying it's okay. Even if we get another pet, Sable will always be our first and in that way he's special. Dog lovers have no problem telling you why the dog is considered man's best friend. Loyalty, unconditional love, companionship and laughs. Any doctor can also tell you that having pets makes our lives better and makes us healthier, by convincing us to be more active. No matter how lazy you feel, who can resist Rover when he comes up begging to go for a walk? You can't argue with the fact that we become much more relaxed, lowering our blood pressure, when our loving dog or cat comes to us to say hello and asks for a gentle pet. Dogs are amazing creatures! Not only can they be incredible friends, but many dogs provide humans with much needed assistance, as well as love and companionship. It literally brings tears to my eyes to see how some of these wonderful service dogs faithfully do their jobs—their mission in life is to help people. From being their eyes, to helping them get around in wheelchairs. From picking up a dropped pencil, to warning the deaf that something needs their attention. I'm a dog lover. I'm particularly in love with larger/smart dogs, such as shepherds, labs and collies. Sadly, we had to put our Sheltie down two years ago from cancer and, the next year, our Shepherd due to hip disease. They both had very good lives as our constant pals for 12 years. As much as I miss them, it's hard for me to imagine the feeling of loss to someone who depends on their dogs to get through their day.
I don't have any pets but if I could have one I would get a white tiger. Not only are they the coolest animal EVER but they are majestic. That would be sooo awesome to have a tiger.
DESCRIPTION: Pandas are famous for their black and white markings. The legs, shoulders, ears and oval patches around the eyes are black, and the rest of the coat is white. Good tree climbers, pandas can also swim to escape predators. Pandas use an enlarged wrist bone that looks like a thumb to grasp objects like bamboo. Scientists disagree about whether the giant panda is closely related to bears or raccoons or is separate from both.
SIZE: Pandas weigh an average of 200 to 300 pounds and reach six feet in length.
POPULATION: Only 1,000 pandas exist in the wild and 60 in zoos.
LIFESPAN: The panda's lifespan in the wild is unknown but in captivity averages more than 20 years.
RANGE: The shrinking range of the panda is limited to parts of Szechuan, Shensi and Kansu provinces in central and western China.
HABITAT: The panda lives in thick bamboo and coniferous forests （evergreens with seed cones） at 8,500 to 11,500 feet elevation.
FOOD: Pandas feed mostly on bamboo, a tall woody plant full of fiber. The panda's digestive system does not absorb the fiber, so it must eat a lot. Pandas also eat flowers, vines, tufted grasses, green corn, honey and rodents.
BEHAVIOR: These solitary animals spend most of their days feeding. Although they live in cold forests, pandas do not hibernate. They move to lower elevations during winter to keep warm and to higher elevations in summer to stay cool. They do not have permanent homes but sleep at the bottom of trees and under stumps and rock ledges.
OFFSPRING: After a gestation period of 125 to 150 days, a mother panda gives birth to one or two young, but only one survives. Eyes open at six to eight weeks, and the cub starts to move around at three months. Weaned at six months, the cub becomes independent after a year.
THREATS: Habitat loss to increasing human populations; poaching; periodic bamboo die-offs.
PROTECTION: *Cites Appendix I, Endangered Species Act *Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, an international treaty with more than 144 member countries. Appendix I listed species cannot be traded commercially. Appendix II listed species can be traded commercially only if it does not harm their survival.
If i could have a pet, i would have a panda. To begin with, It's one of most precious mammals in the world. So, in china, people call it “National Treasure”.Secondly, although it looks like a bear, it's much cute and docile. Besides, it's very beautiful. Its black-and-white fur coat is most characteristic found in the forest. However, having a panda as a pet is still a dream today because it's an endangered species. But I believe if we can make long-term joint effort to protect pandas, then nothing is impossible.
If I could have a pet, I would have a giant panda. Its black and white fur coat makes it unique in the world. It is a good tree climber and it uses thumb to grasp bamboo. Despite its beauty and deftness, it is inactive and spends most of its days feeding. Besides, it is an endangered animal. It habitats in central and western China and loses habitat to increasing human populations. Meanwhile, the overall survival rate for cubs is low. So I think it is time to protect our giant pandas.