Long ago, in the Stone Age, about 3000 BC, many different kinds
of wild animals lived in China. But as there got to be more
and more people and farms, there was less room and people began to kill off the animals, or destroy the animals' habitat so they had nowhere to live or couldn't find enough food to eat.
Panda bears live mostly in the mountains of
Some of it is grassland where you can
graze cattle (mostly yaks) but you can't farm.
Northeastern China has lots
of forests and in the forests there are deer and even reindeer,
There are elephants, wild
chickens, leopards, and all sorts of other jungle animals. Southern China was one of the first places where people kept tame chickens.
Bibliography and further reading about the Chinese environment:
Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University
Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.
More about Professor Carr's work on the Portland State University website
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