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Animal Poems

By Josie Whitehead



By Josie Whitehead

Panda Appeal

Tell me -


What sorts of things might have panda appeal?

Well, what might a panda enjoy for a meal?

    Are there plenty of pandas, or are these bears rare?

    Are they solitary animals or like being a pair?


Their favourite food, which starts with a "b" - -

Is it a plant, or a flower, a hedge or a tree?

    And where do they live?  In a forest or plain?

    And tell me which country?  China or Spain?


Pandas have ways of human hearts stealing,

So what makes a panda especially appealing? -

     Its soft furry coat, or its gigantic size?

     I love for certain its black panda eyes!


Pandas are rare and their futures unsure

Which is sad for a bear with such an allure.

     We should care for these bears for we surely all feel

     These black and white giants have panda appeal.

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Note:  Pandas live mainly in temperate forests high in the mountains of southwest China, where they subsist almost entirely on bamboo. They must eat around 26 to 84 pounds of it every day, depending on what part of the bamboo they are eating.  They prefer their own company for most of the year but come together for mating.  Josie

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