Imagine if your bedroom was across a busy highway from your kitchen, or your bathroom was in your neighbor's house. Life might be a little bit challenging. This is what happens when an animal experiences habitat fragmentation. The giant panda has been the victim of this phenomenon through decades of natural disaster and human disruption, which have conspired to whittle its formerly contiguous habitat down to just a handful of separate areas. The large herbivore used to live across parts of China, Myanmar, and Vietnam, but now exists in the wild in just six distinct patches of land in the mountains of China. And just because the giant panda persists in these areas, that does not necessarily mean it is thriving. A new study, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, investigates how much land the giant panda needs for long-term survival.