Peek a Boo! I see you!
Xiao Liwu im San Diego Zoo
WikimediaCommons – Johann Balleis
What is causing the Giant Panda to become extinct?
Wikimedia Commons – Manyman
Pandas live in China and in zoos around the world. They have few natural predators, and since pandas are highly respected, they are not being hunted which makes them different from most other endangered species.
Pandas, nevertheless, are still on the endangered species list because their natural habitat is continually shrinking. The forests where pandas live are being cut for the wood and for planting crops thereby reducing the supply of bamboo which is necessary for the pandas survival.
Pandas, which are as small as a stick of butter when newborn, can weigh up to 330 pounds as adults. They eat between 26 to 84 pounds of bamboo daily! It is not an easy task, and the panda makes good use of his opposable thumbs in the process. What are opposable thumbs? Opposable thumbs allow the panda to hold onto things just as you do when you hold your pencil or pick up your tablet. Do you think that a panda couldtext with his opposable thumbs?
The building of roads and railroads also have an impact on the pandas’ habitat because they interfere with the pandas’ ability to get around and to find a mate. After all, pandas can’t drive or take the train when they go out on a date.
It’s astounding how a short message from grandparents, other relatives or friends can brighten a child’s day…or vice versa. “If u were here, we could do this” or “If you were here, we could do that”! Sent from your own home computer or from your iPhone, your iPad, or other smartphone, postcards geared especially to children and working together with a fun and fact-filled website are educational, too. A burst of information sent to children in the real mail, and suddenly education is FUN for the entire family!
So, whether you’re a sightseeing tourist traveling the world or someone content relaxing at home, Heckery Dekkery Dot Travel Game Postcards for Children makes it easy to realize the teacher in you as you encourage someone to learn more about the world around them. Upload your own photos, and create your own personalized photo postcards. Or, send one of the ready-made postcards below. Either way, these are real travel postcards sent in the real mail! Children will love getting them…especially from you!
There are lots of virtual travelers out there just waiting for you to start the travel game without any delays!