The Giant Panda
The Giant Panda
This cute BLACK-AND-WHITE animal is classified in the bear family. Many people find these black and white chunky, lumbering animal to be cute, but giant pandas can be as dangerous as any other bear.
Giant Panda Facts
- The giant panda is a well-recognized symbol of international wildlife conservation.
Today, an estimated 2,000 pandas are found in the wild. By the end of 2006, there were a reported 180 pandas in captivity on mainland China and about 20 in other countries.
- Pandas are generally solitary animals that spend most of their days feeding. Unlike other bears, pandas do not hibernate. In the winter, they move to lower elevations to keep warm, while travelling to higher elevations in the summer to stay cool.
- Panda's favorite food is bamboo but may like other foods such as honey, eggs, fish, oranges and bananas. Giant Pandas live in a few mountains in central China and Tibet.
- This black-and-white bear has a body typical of bears. It has black fur on ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, and shoulders. The rest of the animal's coat is white. The panda's thick, wooly coat keeps it warm in the cool forests of its habitat. Pandas are good tree climbers and can also swim to escape predators.
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