Baby Squirrel Is The Most Curious And Bold Of The Wild
In This is the Greatest Place!, Baby Squirrel is the most curious and bold of the little animals. It is Baby Squirrel who initially approaches Uncle Builder in the forest, asking him “Sir, are you a woodcutter?” Baby Squirrel follows Rabbit and his friends around for the remainder of the book. Baby Squirrel is also very good at climbing trees, which he does numerous times throughout the story.
In China, squirrels (Sōngshǔ; 松鼠) can be found in much of Mainland China and Taiwan. If you go to China, you are likely to see them either in the wild or in city parks. In total, China has about 24 recognized species of squirrels, 2 of which are unique to China. Pallas squirrels, or red-bellied …show more content…
Occasionally, squirrels may eat insects or bird eggs. Many squirrels hoard food instinctively; you may have heard of squirrels burying acorns underground to consume in the winter. With this approach, at least they’ll never go hungry!
2) Young Porcupine
Porcupine is very loyal to the other little animals, who he follows around for the duration of the story. He doesn’t talk much, but he is very kind-hearted. Porcupine is very observant of his surroundings as well. He is a great friend to have!
In China, porcupines (Háozhū; 豪猪) are typically found in South and Central China, meaning Young Porcupine may have felt a bit out-of-place with the other forest animals living near Beijing. The species found in China is the Malayan (or Himalayan) porcupine. This type of porcupine does not climb trees, but lives on the ground; it uses its sharp quills to defend itself from predators. [insert catchy last line]
3) Little Brother Panda
In This is the Greatest Place!, Little Brother Panda loves to take naps in the bamboo …show more content…
This makes the giant panda the only known bear species that is predominantly a herbivore. Currently, giant pandas are listed as endangered: farming, deforestation, and other development has greatly reduced their natural habitat.
Giant pandas are found only in Mainland China, and have always been revered as a cultural icon. Pandas have even been used by the Chinese government as diplomatic gifts in foreign policy interactions. Dubbed “Panda Diplomacy,” this practice dates back to the Tang Dynasty, when Empress Wu Zetian (625-705) sent a pair of pandas to the Japanese Emperor
Because of their status as a national symbol, the Chinese government has initiated numerous conservation efforts to prevent the panda from becoming extinct. As of 2014, there are an estimated 1,864 pandas living in the wild. Many more, however, live in captivity. [insert catchy last line]