What diseases do pandas have?Be specific and include how they obtained this disease.

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Your question intrigued me, so I thought I'd try to find an answer for you. I did a search and found the web site giantpandaonline.org. This site has a page devoted to panda survival and health. The list of diseases and health problems that pandas suffer from is surprisingly long, too long to copy and paste here. I've provided a link to that page so that you can read it yourself. A few of those illnesses are stunted growth syndrome, juvenile malnutrition, Ascites Epistaxis, conjunctivitis, degenerative osteoarthritis, gastrointestinal system problems, and hemorrhagic enteritis.

I have always heard that pandas don't adapt well to captivity, and after reading a little about their health problems, I can see why.

I hope this helps you!

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drinkzzz | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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normal condition, diseases may be the most harmful to the survival of the giant pandas. The diseases in the digestive system, the respiratory system, the nervous system and the hemopoietic system are usually fatal, and they will have all kinds of tumors, the endoparasites and ectoparasites diseases, skin diseases, traumas and so on, which can affect the health and life-span of the giant pandas

Digestive system diseases: vomit, diarrhea, blood in stool, and ileuses; Respiratory system diseases: cold and upper respiratory tract infection; Nervous system diseases: falling sickness; Hemopoietic system diseases: hemolytic anemia, seasonal febrile diseases; The parasites: the panda ascarids, tick acarids, etc.

Natural Enemies:
The giant pandas hold themselves aloof from the world, but in the habitat, there are still some animals that are their enemies, such as the Asian golden cats, the leopards, the jackals, the wolves, the yellowthroated martens, etc, which will mainly attack the baby pandas, the sick ones, the weak ones and the aging ones. Because the young and strong giant pandas still haven't lost the ferocity of their flesh-eating ancestors, they will not be afraid in face of the strong ones, and make the enemies be scared. Once the giant pandas in the zoo that seem to be docile




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