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In the wild, the Giant Panda is a terrestrial animal and primarily spends its life roaming and feeding in the bamboo forests of the Qinling Mountains and in the hilly Sichuan Province. The Giant Panda is an endangered species, threatened by continued habitat loss and by a very low birthrate, both in the wild and in captivity. The Giant Panda has been a target for poaching by locals since ancient times, and by foreigners since it was introduced to the West.

The Red Panda is a small arboreal mammal and the only species of the genus Ailurus. Slightly larger than a domestic cat, it has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It eats mainly bamboo, but is omnivorous and may also eat eggs, birds, insects, and small mammals. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

Giant Panda

Giant Panda

The scientific name for the Giant Panda is Ailuropoda melanoleuca.

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 short distances.

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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