Endangered Species!

The Giant Panda

Identification of the Giant Panda

The Giant Panda is an endangered species. The panda is black and white and they are 150 to 190 centimeters tall. Their tail length is 10 to 15 centimeters long. A male panda weighs about 85 to 125 kilograms, and a female panda weighs about 70 to 100 kilograms. They are a robust animal with heavy shoulders, a large head, and large muscular jaws. There are only less than 1,600 pandas left in the world. Female pandas do not normally mature until 5 to 7 years of age.

Classification Of The Giant Panda

Scientific name: Ailuropoda Melanolecua

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Bear

Genus: Ailuropoda

Species: Conservation reliant Endangered

Geographic Location and Habitat

The Giant Panda is located in Southern and Eastern China. They live in bamboo forests in high mountains between Qinling and Minshan Mountains. Pandas eat leaves, stems, and bamboo. They sometimes hunt for Pikas and other small rodents as a diet. The climate of a Pandas home is a temperature with abundant rainfall and infrequent extremes of temperature, mostly cold. Their role in the ecosystem is a herbivore.


The threat of the Giant Panda is humans intruding in their homes. Hunters usually hunt on mountains, and they scare the pandas out of their homes so less survive. Pandas homes have been cleared for agriculture, timber and firewood, to meet the needs of the large and growing human population. Its possible for a panda to get caught in a wildfire or a flood around their homes. You can protect a Giant Panda by no illegal hunting, cut less wood, hunt less, and make sure there are no wildlife where you hunt at. Save the Giant Pandas!