CloudPanda.io helps pandas
We decided to share 10% of our yearly revenue with giant panda reserves and organizations.
Why are pandas endangered animals?
Pandas are endangered mainly due to habitat loss. Humans have cleared much of the bamboo forests that pandas need to survive. Because pandas eat only bamboo, they cannot adapt to live outside of those forests the way other animals do, unless the pandas are provided with bamboo.
Some animals have found ways to adapt to human activity in areas that were once wild. Pandas have no such adaptations. They cannot simply move into cities and towns when their forests are destroyed, mainly because they are so specifically adapted to a life of eating bamboo.
Pandas are extremely selective about choosing their mates, which means that even if a male and female panda are kept in the same enclosure for years, there is no guarantee the pair will mate.
Wild pandas poaching
It may seem unthinkable that anyone would kill an endangered animal, but it does happen via illegal poaching. Panda skins and pelts can fetch poachers hefty sums of money on the black market. With wild panda numbers as low as they are, even a single panda killed by poachers is a devastating loss.