The scientific name for the Giant Panda is Ailuropoda
Giant Pandas are solitary living alone in the mountain
forests of central China. The Giant Panda’s pop has
dwindled due to the destruction of the bamboo forests
to make for activities like farming.
The Giant Panda is one of the rarest mammals, it is
on the list of critically endangered species. At this
time fewer than 1000 Giant Pandas survive in the wild.
The logging and forest cleaning and destroying the Panda’s
high altitude homes.
The Giant Panda has a thick fur coat to keep out the
cold. Pandas have big heads, rounded ears and small
tails. Giant Pandas have a long snout with a big nose
and they have a good sense of smell. Giant Pandas are
5 1/4 - 6 3/4 feet and weigh 155 lbs to 280 lbs. A Giant
Panda’s fur is waterproof that helps the panda stay
warm. Giant Panda’s can walk on all four paws or they
can stand on their hind legs and and walk upright for
The Giant Panda eats different parts of more than 30
species of bamboo native in their habitat. Giant Pandas
live almost entirely on Bamboo.
Panda Bears are very playful and flexible. The giant
panda is the only mammal that can touch its head to
the bottom of it’s foot. While Panda Bears are very
cute they can still be very dangerous. The Giant Panda
usually prefer to avoid conflict, but will fight to
protect their young. The Giant Panda marks its territory
with urine and claw scratches.
The female panda bleats, and barks during breeding
season; the male Giant Panda chase and fight each other
over a receptive female. Gestation is 97-181 days and
the female Giant Panda gives birth to 1-2 cubs at a
time. Young Panda Bears are preyed on by leopards.
Giant Pandas live up to 30 years old in the wild.
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