By Suri Zheng In last week’s article, I briefly described the history and characteristics of giant pandas. This time I will briefly introduce the giant pandas living in the United States as of 2023. Did you know that there are only three …Read More »
By Suri Zheng Giant Pandas are one of the top animals on the endangered animals list. Estimated only about 1,800 giant pandas live in the wild (WWF). Around 633 giant pandas are in captivity. These pandas are adored worldwide and are considered …Read More »
Le Le and Ya Ya
By Suri Zheng Have you seen these Giant Pandas? The one on the right is Le Le or “Happy Happy. Le Le was born on July 18, 1998, in Shanghai. In April 2003, Le Le arrived at the Memphis Zoo, Tennessee as …Read More »
By: Ying Zhu In recent years, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been hit by widespread coral bleaching repeatedly. It was reported that large parts of the reef had turned a ghostly white. What is coral bleaching? Corals are usually light or golden …Read More »
By: Suri Zheng The world wastes about ¼ billion tons of food yearly, and the United States contributes the most, with 80 billion pounds of food wasted yearly. (rts). Food experts estimate 80 billion pounds is about 30% to 40% of our …Read More »
Why are Saola’s endangered?
By: Suri Zheng Have you seen this animal before? This animal is called the Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), or Asian Unicorn belonging to the Bovid family. They are an endangered species found at the border of Lao PDR and Vietnam, weighing 80-100 kg …Read More »
By: Suri Zheng What does overfishing mean? “It is the removal of a species of fish from a body of water at a rate greater than that the species can replenish its population” (Wikipedia). Overfishing has always been a huge problem and …Read More »
Eastern Gray Squirrel: Harmful or Helpful?
By: Suri Zheng This type of squirrel looks unharmful, right? Just like any other squirrel looking at you. Wrong, this species might be the opposite, they’re a type of squirrel called the Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) that is invasive to local …Read More »
Floods in California
By Suri Zheng This year has already begun with a bad start. The amount of rain that Monterey, California, has been getting is sufficient to replace the droughts over the past years, but the rainfall has been too much; creating natural disasters, …Read More »
Deforestation: How does it harm the environment
By Suri Zheng Many places worldwide are facing deforestation losses, particularly in the Amazon Rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is now home to over 390 billion trees in Brazil. But recently due to deforestation, scientists estimate that we have lost over 20% of …Read More »