The world's only brown panda lives in Shanxi
• The world's only brown panda lives in Shanxi
We all know that the panda - charming, slow-moving black-and-white bear. But the male panda surpassed them all! He is still charming, still slower, and his skin - white and brown! There is no more pandas in the world.
At the world's only brown and white panda Kizaya had a difficult childhood. From his mother refused, his peers looked down upon ... But nonetheless, he grew up in the charming bear true superstar of the animal world. Keyes, who is already seven years old - the only one now living panda white and brown color.
Childhood Keyes spent in a reservation for wild animals in Shanxi. But two years ago it was brought to the park panda Pho Pin in Shanxi province. Name Panda in Chinese means "seventh son." So called his caretaker - 26-year-old Xu Xing. For two years he daily takes care of the panda. He gets up at six in the morning to feed Kizaya bamboo, and falls into the night, making sure the panda is sleeping quietly.
"It is slower than the other pandas, but also nicer," - says Xu Xing. In his opinion Keyes - "friendly, funny and charming" animal. Hee Shin says that Keyes everyone always makes more slowly than other panda: "All of our pandas have names When I call them, black and white panda immediately run up Keyes But it takes time to figure out what's going on..." According to the caretaker, a child often hurt other young Kizaya eating his bamboo. "He eats too slowly the rest," - explains Hee Shin.
When Keyes became an adult, he resettled in a separate enclosure. It is fed 4-5 times a day, the most diverse food - bamboo, milk and Chinese buns. Today, the famous bear weighs about 100 kilograms, which is the norm for a seven-year panda, eats on a daily basis and about 20 pounds of bamboo.
So Keyes was in Shanxi reservation, prior to arrival at the park Fo Ping.
By the standards of the panda, Keyes has already entered the stage of maturity, and now park rangers look for a pair for him. They hope that by watching his offspring, still fail to understand why fur Kizaya bought brown, while his parents were in black and white.
According to Hui Sin, Keyes wife should wait for next year. "It usually happens - explains the minister -. When the panda is seven years old, for it always begin to pick a mate."
brown color Kizaya Hee Shin believes the result of mutations. According to him, the panda of Shanxi look different than pandas from southwest China's Sichuan province, which is considered the birthplace of the giant panda "We pandas from Shanxi fur is lighter than that of Sichuan pandas" -. He says. - Sometimes, their fur colored brown around the abdomen. But Keyes - the brown panda of them. "
The two-month Kizaya, feeble and abandoned mother found the expedition of scientists and researchers, who studied the nature of the mountains in central China Kinlin. To help your child, the scientist took him to a nearby research center wildlife Shanxi. There he treated her and suckled milk pandas, gathered from other animals kept in the center. And now it has grown into an adult, sleek, handsome.
Today, it is estimated that in 1864 the world live panda. They live mostly in the bamboo forests in the mountains of southwest China, mainly in Sichuan province. Another place of their habitat - in the province of Shanxi, where I came from Keyes.
In September 2016 the International Union for Conservation of Nature said that the giant panda is now listed in the Red Book is not as "endangered", but only as a "threatened !. This means that the number of pandas in the wild has increased markedly.
Katherine Feng, an American veterinarian and member of the International League of wildlife photographer shooting Kizaya in 2015. "White-brown panda people are found only in the mountains Kinlin. Local Pandas are considered a distinct subspecies, different from those that are found in other mountainous areas. It is believed that white and brown color from pandas caused by genetic changes, perhaps the result of the appearance of a double recessive gene , a combination of genes or gene modifier, the attenuation of fixed genes. "
Since 1985, white and brown panda observed in nature only five times.