Giant Panda
Order: Carnivora
Family: Ursidae

What do giant pandas look like?
Pandas are 4 to 5 feet in length with a shoulder height of about 2.5 feet, and weight between 165 and 360 pounds. They are white and black in color.

Where in the world can you find giant pandas?
All of the giant pandas in the world are from the mountainous bamboo forests of China. The pandas and their offsprings found in zoos across the world are all on loan from the Chinese government.

How do giant pandas move?
Pandas move in a roly-poly, pigeon-toed shuffle. Pandas are capable of climbing trees by digging its sharp claws into a tree trunk and pulling itself up.

What do giant pandas eat?
In the wild, they eat a nutrient-poor diet of 99% bamboo and occasionally wildflowers, vines, wild grasses and honey.

Are giant pandas endangered animals?
Giant pandas are an endangered animal.



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