China Giant Panda

 

The giant panda(Ailuropoda melanoleuca; Chinese: dà xióng māo)also known as panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China.

 

The giant panda is one of the cutest animals in the world with two large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, and its round face and chubby body. It can be 1.2-1.8 meters in body length, 10-12 cm in tail length and 80-120 kg in weight and even weigh to 180 kg. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora with sharp paws, the giant panda's diet is over 99% bamboo. The lifespan of pandas in the wild is between 18 to 20 years old, but can be over 30 in captivity.

 

The giant panda has been living on earth for at least eight million years and is known as the "living fossil" and the "national treasure of China". The panda diplomacy has made an indelible contribution to the development of foreign friendly relations. It is also the image ambassador of World Wildlife Fund. A 2013 report stated that the wild giant panda population had increased to 1,864 by the end of 2013. By the end of 2015, there were 422 captive panda populations in China.

 

The giant panda is a unique species of China, and its main existing habitats are Sichuan, Shaanxi and the mountains of Gansu.

Panda Diplomacy

Panda Diplomacy

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Giant Panda Facts

Giant Panda Facts

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Where to See Giant Pandas in China

Where to See Giant Pandas in China

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Panda Zoos in Europe and Oceania

Panda Zoos in Europe and Oceania

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Giant Panda Zoos in the USA

Giant Panda Zoos in the USA

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Giant Panda Zoos in Asia

Giant Panda Zoos in Asia

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Giant Panda Works

Giant Panda Works

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Baby Panda

Baby Panda

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