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Diseases and Natural Enemies Confronted by Giant Pandas


1 Diseases:

In normal conditions, diseases may be the most harmful to the survival of the giant pandas. The diseases in the digestive system, the respiratory system, the nervous system and the hemopoietic system are usually fatal. The pandas will have all kinds of tumors, the endoparasites and ectoparasites diseases, skin diseases and traumas, which can affect the health and life-span of the giant pandas.

Digestive system diseases: vomit, diarrhea, blood in stool, and ileuses;
Respiratory system diseases: cold and upper respiratory tract infection;
Nervous system diseases: falling sickness;
Hemopoietic system diseases: hemolytic anemia, seasonal febrile diseases;
The parasites: the panda ascarids and tick acarids

2 Natural Enemies

The jackalThe giant pandas hold themselves aloof from the world, but in the habitat, there are still some animals that are their enemies, such as the Asian golden cats, the leopards, the jackals, the wolves and the yellowthroated martens, which will mainly attack the baby pandas, the sick ones, the weak ones and the aging ones. Because the young and strong giant pandas still haven't lost the ferocity of their flesh-eating ancestors, they will not be afraid to face the strong ones, and make the enemies be scared. If the giant pandas in the zoo that seem to be docile and naive are provoked, there could be accidents.

The jackals: mainly attack the giant pandas in childhood, the sick ones, the weak ones and the aging ones. The unique hunting skill is to climb onto the back, gouge out the eyes first, then snap at the anus and pull the intestines out, which is called "dig dog".

The leopards: attack the giant pandas in childhood, the aging ones, the sick ones and the weak ones.

The Asian golden cats: often attack the baby giant pandas.

The leopardThe Asian golden cat

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