I don’t know why pandas are always the representatives for movements to save endangered species.
Pandas absolutely suck at living.
They can’t eat:
Despite its taxonomic classification as a carnivore, the panda has a diet that is primarily herbivorous, which consists almost exclusively of bamboo. However, pandas still have the digestive system of a carnivore and do not have the ability to digest cellulose efficiently, and thus derive little energy and little protein from consumption of bamboo. The average Giant Panda eats as much as 20 to 30 pounds of bamboo shoots a day. Because pandas consume a diet low in nutrition, it is important that they keep their digestive tract full.
Right. Low in nutrition, because bamboo is nutritionally almost worthless. And they won’t eat anything else, even in forests full of other plants and animals.
They can’t reproduce:
A female panda may have 2-3 cubs in a lifetime, on average. […] Since baby pandas are born very small and helpless, they need the mother’s undivided attention, so she is able to care for only one of her cubs. She usually abandons one of her cubs, and it dies soon after birth. […] The cubs are able to eat small quantities of bamboo after six months, though mother’s milk remains the primary food source for most of the first year.
And the mother’s milk is almost useless because bamboo is very low in nutrients.
Pandas are the perfect example of natural selection working perfectly. They suck at living, and should naturally go extinct. Why are we interfering?
Activists for protecting endangered species should pick a better animal to represent their cause — one that’s actually supposed to continue living.