Giant pandas live in a special rainforest, the “Bamboo Rainforest,” located in China. They have a great camouflage for their environment. The white helps with hiding in snowy habitats while the black helps with hiding in shady areas.
The Yangtze basin in China holds their primary habitat. Infrastructure development is increasing isolation in their populations, preventing them from finding bamboo and mates. Population loss reduces access to bamboo, which is crucial to their survival.
They would have to adapt to another food that gives them the same amount of nutrients as bamboo, which will make them smaller. The bamboo rainforest will most likely become a normal forest, causing the pandas to most likely change the color of their fur to camouflage.
Since this problem is man-made, it will only take a few years for the rainforest to become a forest and over 50 years for the pandas to adapt.
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