After mankind entered the industrial age, although the rapid development of science and technology has brought earth-shaking changes to people’s lives, and has also brought leaps and bounds to human civilization, the rapid development of science and technology has also brought many side effects. One of the major side effects is that the ecological environment continues to deteriorate.
The deteriorating ecological environment has not only caused the earth to lose a lot of greenness, but also caused many animals to become extinct, and some animals are on the verge of extinction. When we go to the zoo, we will see a lot of rare national protected animals, one of which is very popular among people. It is the giant panda that everyone knows.
The giant panda is a national first-class protection of the earth. It is a species unique to our country. It has a black-and-white body and two cute dark circles on its big head. More importantly, giant pandas are very docile and hardly attack humans. We can often see zoo keepers playing with giant pandas.
The panda’s gentle, cute and cute attributes attract not only Chinese tourists, but also people from all over the world. As my country’s unique first-class protected animal, giant pandas are often sent abroad, representing a symbol of friendship between the two countries. The treatment of giant pandas abroad is better than that at home, and basically everyone likes giant pandas very much. The reason why I like it is not only because it is scarce, but the main thing is that the panda is not only gentle but also very cute.
You should know that the size of the giant panda can be regarded as a relatively tall animal in the animal kingdom, and tall animals often have poor personalities. Therefore, people who want to get close to large animals are a little bit embarrassed and afraid of being attacked. But giant pandas basically don’t take the initiative to attack humans. If you get along with them, you will be very clingy. It can be said that giant pandas are a strange flower among large animals.
People pay more and more attention to giant pandas, and many people have begun to study some history of giant pandas. You should know that in ancient times, there were a lot of giant pandas, and they were not protected animals in any country. In the process of continuous research, people discovered a very strange fact: that is, in various historical records from ancient times to the present, there has never been a record of a lion or tiger eating a panda. What is going on?
You should know that nature is a world where the weak and the strong eat the strong. In the natural animal chain, lions and tigers are the animals at the top of the food chain. All other animals, whether they are small rabbits or huge elephants, are all affected. Records and records of tigers and lions eating. But why is there no record of giant pandas being eaten by tigers and lions?
The only reason for this situation is that lions and tigers will not attack pandas when they encounter them. Why? Are tigers and lions afraid of pandas? In fact, this mystery will be understood as long as we understand the origin of the giant panda. Speaking of giant pandas, it has a very long ancient history. According to the archaeological research of scientists, the ancestors of giant pandas were born 8 million years ago.
The ancestor of the giant panda is the first panda, which is the earliest carnivorous panda that evolved from the bear-like species. The first panda also divided into multiple branches in the later evolutionary evolution. The main branch evolved in China and southern China. By 3 million years ago, it evolved into a new type of panda. This panda is small and omnivorous. Sex animals.
Later, this panda branch expanded to the subtropical zone. Scientists found related fossils in North China, Northwest China, East China, Southwest China, South China, Vietnam and northern Myanmar. In this process, giant pandas have adapted to life in subtropical bamboo forests, gradually increasing in size and relying on bamboo for their livelihoods. Through this understanding, we can see that the giant panda is a very ancient animal. They can survive in the world of the weak and the strong for millions of years. It is absolutely impossible without certain strength. .
So what kind of strength does the giant panda have? Many people may think that giant pandas are so gentle and cute, they should not have any strong combat effectiveness. If you think so, you are very wrong. The panda’s combat effectiveness is very good. The reason why it does not show up is mainly because the panda’s personality is weak, it is a kind of gentleness and does not like to fight for half. Animals, unless forced, generally do not provoke right and wrong.
Tigers and lions are kings of animals, but they really have to face bears. It is difficult to fight bears alone. This is evidenced by many fighting videos. Zoologists have also seen tigers in the wild. The bears fight, and finally the bear wins. The giant panda ranks fourth in the bear family’s strength. It can be seen that the giant panda’s combat effectiveness is definitely not weak. We are only fooled by its cute appearance.
There are three main ways for giant pandas to survive in nature. One is to rely on its strong bite force. We can see in the zoo that the giant panda eating bamboo is like eating cotton. It is very relaxing. If you think bamboo is good for chewing, then you can try it. It is possible that only giant pandas in the animal kingdom can gnaw bamboo so easily.
This shows how powerful the bite force of the giant panda is. Its bite force is well-known in the animal kingdom. No animal skin can withstand the bite of a giant panda. This is the most powerful active attack weapon of a giant panda. In addition to having a strong bite force, the thickness of the panda’s skin is also famous in the animal world.
I believe many friends know that there is nothing wrong with a giant panda falling from a tree several meters high. When the zoo keepers catch the red panda, they also walk around with their necks directly. It can be seen that the panda’s skin is very thick, up to 10 millimeters at its thickest point. Have you ever seen an animal whose skin thickness can reach one centimeter? It feels incredible just thinking about it, our human skin is only 0.5 mm thick on average. Compared with the giant panda, you will know the gap.
It is precisely because giant pandas have a very thick skin to protect them, so even if they fall from a relatively high tree, they will not get hurt. And because giant pandas often need to climb high bamboos to eat fresh bamboos when eating bamboo, it is inevitable to fall from trees. It may also be because pandas need to climb trees frequently, and they are fat and easy to fall from trees, so in the long evolutionary process, they have evolved very thick skin.
And this skin gives the panda a very strong defense ability. Even if it is attacked by a tiger or a lion, it is difficult to completely break the defense. After the tiger and lion bite through this thick skin, the giant panda will bite the tiger and lion’s skin early. Up. It can be seen that once tigers and lions fight with giant pandas, their main means of attack is to bite. Tigers and lions have a strong bite force, as do giant pandas.
However, there is a big difference in the thickness of the skin. Although tigers and lions are more agile and can gain the upper hand in battle, it is not easy to really hurt pandas when they bite in hand-to-hand combat. But once the giant panda bites the tiger and lion’s neck, it may really kill them. In the long years of evolution, the ancestors of tigers and lions must have fought with the ancestors of giant pandas, but it turned out that no one can please.
It is possible that the ancestors of tigers and lions have suffered a big loss in the hands of giant pandas. You must know that the ancestors of giant pandas are not as weak as the current pandas. They are definitely a master of the forest. It is this kind of genetic information that has been passed down from generation to generation. Tigers and lions have known since childhood that cute guys like giant pandas are not easy to provoke, and it is best to avoid them if they encounter them.
The giant panda is naturally good-tempered. If you don’t take the initiative to attack it, it won’t take the initiative to attack other animals. It is precisely because the giant panda is relatively lazy, and has a mild personality and does not like to fight. Although it is a distracting animal with a strong fighting capacity, it did not develop on the road to dominance in the end. Instead, they gave up meat and chose bamboo that other animals didn’t like to eat.
In this way, giant pandas do not need to go out to fight and hunt, and they can also have a lot of bamboo to meet their survival needs. If the giant panda has a stronger personality and finally chooses the road of hegemony, then the current forest and grassland overlord may not be tigers and lions, but giant pandas. Although the giant panda has withdrawn from the road of animal hegemony, its legend still circulates in the animal kingdom, and no animal dares to look down upon it.
Although giant pandas have lived for a long time, after the era when humans dominate the earth, under the influence of human activities, the number of giant pandas is also declining. If we hadn’t taken timely measures to protect the giant pandas, they might not be seen now. Of course, there is still good news for us as a rare creature like the giant panda.
That is, the adaptability of giant pandas is very strong. We must know that many wild animals are difficult to survive in human protection circles, and their reproductive capacity will also be greatly affected. But giant pandas have no such influence. They can live very friendly with humans, and red pandas are often born.
I believe that under our efforts to protect, the number of giant pandas will continue to increase in the future, and it is possible that in many years, giant pandas will become a kind of domestic pet. If one day, giant pandas were allowed to be housed by people, would you have such a cute pet? I believe many people will not refuse. After reading this article by the editor, many people also understand that in addition to its cuteness, the giant panda is also a powerful bodyguard.