Giant Pandas  大熊貓

National Geographic Channel spends two years following around the nearly extinct giant pandas in their natural habitat.
國家地理頻道花了兩年時間在瀕臨絕種的熊貓棲息地跟隨牠們的身影。

  Deep in the heart of the Qinling Mountains, a lush natural divide between north and south China, a camera crew is on the lookout for the elusive giant panda. These pandas live at an elevation of 1,500 meters and higher, so the trek up the steep slopes is treacherous. The bamboo is very thick, but soon the crew discovers panda droppings, signaling that the giant pandas are close by. At 3,000 meters, the team comes across their first breakthrough when they finally see a giant panda after searching for 10 days without luck. Giant Pandas is an intimate portrait of the secret and complex lives of China's most famous residents. The crew spends two years battling the rugged terrain and dealing with the temperamental moods of these highly endangered species.
  At birth, a giant panda is pink, nearly hairless, blind, and small enough to fit into a human hand. Female pandas have to raise their cubs alone and make sure their babies are warm, clean, and fed, sometimes suckling a newborn 14 times a day. When winter comes, giant pandas are protected from the cold by their slightly oily fur that keeps them dry and holds in heat. If a female panda has a cub, she must search for shelter to protect her young one from the cold. In Giant Pandas, filmmakers encounter a mother and her three-month-old cub in a cave, where the small panda is trying to walk so it can soon follow its mother on outings to gather food.
  Bamboo makes up 99 percent of a giant panda's diet. Since bamboo grows in the winter, giant pandas do not need to hibernate. In one day alone, giant pandas consume nearly 18 kilograms of bamboo, which would be the equivalent of a human eating 40 loaves of bread. Watch Giant Pandas on National Geographic Channel this month and learn all about the lifestyle of one of the most specialized mammals in the world.

1. Why does it take the camera crew 10 days to see a giant panda?
(A) The terrain is very rugged.
(B) The giant panda is hard to find.
(C) There are only a few giant pandas left.
(D) All of the above answers are correct.

2. What is true of a baby giant panda?
(A) It is born with a full coat of fur.
(B) The father raises the baby for the first two years.
(C) At birth, it is smaller than a human hand.
(D) It learns to forage for bamboo as soon as it is born.

3. In the winter, giant pandas _____.
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