Earth Day Reading Comprehension

Printable Story with Interactive Review Questions. Read and test reading comprehension online or print and use offline. For 2nd or 3rd Grade and up.


The Giant Panda

The giant panda is the rarest member of the bear family. It is one of the world’s most threatened animals.

The giant panda is very well loved. It is a special animal for the World Wildlife Fund. It has been their logo since the WWF was started in 1961.

Giant pandas live in forests in the mountain areas in central and southwest China.

As more roads and railway lines are built, the forest habitat is disturbed. When that happens, the pandas can't find enough bamboo to eat. And they need a lot to eat - almost 28 pounds of bamboo per day!

Through the efforts of the WWF and other groups, the number of giant pandas is on the rise. But it hasn’t been enough to remove it from the endangered animal list.

Where do giant pandas live?
in northern Australia
in northwest India
in southwest China
in southwest China What is the giant panda's habitat?
jungles
mountain forests
China
mountain forests How much bamboo does a giant panda eat in a day?
12 pounds
more than 25 pounds
It doesn't say in the story.
more than 25 pounds The giant panda is a member of the ape family.
True
False
It doesn't say in the story.
False What does "endangered" mean?
a danger to other animals
a danger to humans
threatened or in danger of dying out
threatened or in danger of dying out What organization uses the giant panda as its logo?
World Widlife Fund
Humane Society
Animal Rights Organization
World Widlife Fund Why is the giant panda endangered?
Its habitat and food source are disappearing.
Other animals prey on it.
Its habitat is being taken over by other animals.
Its habitat and food source are disappearing. Which of these actions will help preserve the giant pandas?
Build more roads so people can go and see them.
Keep their habitat from being disturbed.
Move all the pandas to zoos.
Keep their habitat from being disturbed.

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