Photosynthesis Of The Giant Panda

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Figure 1 indicates that the Giant Panda is considered as a Primary Consumer. The arrows are going in a horizontal order with the arrows pointing towards the apex predator which is the Bengal Tiger. This food chain suggests that the Bengal Tiger is one of the dominant predator of the food chain while the Panda only nourishes on Bamboo. Bamboo is shown as a primary producer because it can make its own food using photosynthesis.
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Figure 2 shows that the Panda is yet again a Primary Consumer or the Food Chain. Like the other Figures (diagrams), the tiger is the main apex predator of the food chain. In addition, the maggots are also included because they are scavengers who break down dead plants and animals. An arrow from the Decomposer attached with the Producer show that the plants would get essential nutrients from the maggots, otherwise dead matter and waste would pile up.

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Fig.3-This food web shows that Pandas are prey to jackals and leopards. Photosynthesis is the beginnings of the food web as it produces the energy to help plants grow, which are the primary producers as highlighted in green. The Panda comes under the secondary consumer, as it uses photosynthesis to produce its food- bamboo. Cubs become a prey to other animals such as leopards and tigers which are known as the apex consumers. Decomposers listed on the right include bacteria and fungi which break down dead plants and animals.
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Figure 4-The giant panda’s primary diet consists of a variety of different species of Bamboo because bamboo is so very low in nutrition, pandas spent up to 12 hours per day searching for and consuming bamboo. The arrows are pointing towards the Snow Leopard and Man as they are the top apex predator of thi...

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... a day, they do not pass waste as often as other creatures. The larger colon allows the giant panda to consume its enormous bamboo diet by helping the giant panda control its waste for longer periods of time, thus limiting the amount of times a giant panda must stop for restroom breaks.

The Panda’s Legs-Since pandas spend a great deal of their lives foraging for bamboo, their legs have strengthened over time to handle the bear's weight. A panda can consume anywhere from 20 to 40 pounds of bamboo in a single day. Giant pandas average at a weight of about 250 pounds for males and up to 220 pounds for females due to all of this bamboo consumption. The panda's legs must be able to carry this weight over long distances and up high trees for an average of 10 to 16 hours every day, to allow the panda bear to maintain the proper nutrition levels necessary for survival.

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