Poaching is the second main reason why giant pandas are nearing extinction. The definition of poaching differs as you ask different people. Some say it means to capture a panda but others say it means killing. In the end it leads to the same thing happening, killing a panda. The main reason why people poach a panda is for its skin. Since pandas are such rare animals their skin is treasured and can be sold for a lot of money. A panda skin was sold for $65,000 once! In addition to this, it isn’t too hard to capture a panda from the wild. Groups of around 6-10 people go out into the wild and when they find a panda they have some heavy duty material in between two sticks of bamboo and put the panda onto the material and carry it to their car then drive off with it.




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