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  • Sarah at ZooLab

10 Fun Facts about Chinese Animals

In honour of Chinese New Year, we have put together a few of our favourite facts about Chinese animals.

1) The giant panda is endemic to China

The giant panda is now endemic to China, residing in southwest temperate forests in the mountain ranges. 80% of Chinese giant pandas live in Sichuan province due to the cool, misty climate and supply of bamboo.

Due to conservation efforts, the giant panda is no longer endangered and reclassified as vulnerable due to the increase in population size and habitat protection.

2) China is home to 490 species of reptile