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How Many Different Kinds of Pandas are there and what are they?

There are only 2 species of pandas. One is the Giant Panda. The Great Panda is easily recognized because it has black spots around its eyes, ears, and other portions of its body.

They are only found in China and Tibet when in the wild. It has a diet that consists bamboo. The Giant Panda consumes about 80 pounds of bamboo a day. They don't only eat bamboo though. When it is available, they will also eat honey, bananas, eggs, fish, or even oranges. Giant Pandas eat about 16 hours every day. The average weight of the Giant Panda is 276 pounds. Its height can be 5 to 6 feet high.

The other Panda is the Red Panda Bear. This panda is commonly found in China, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Nepal. Like the Giant Panda, the Red Panda has a diet that consists bamboo. However, the Rad Panda eats berries, mushrooms, acorns, and a variety of grasses. At this Panda's heaviest, it will weigh up to 13 pounds. The average height of the Red Panda is roughly 2 feet.

Would a Panda be a good Pet?

Giant Panda...

A giant panda probably wouldn't be the best animal for a pet. One reason is that they are still bears and although they are very gentle most of the time they could be dangerous with their teeth and claws. Some more reasons are, they are endangered and need major care. It would also be very very expensive and is almost impossible for a person to own one.

Red Panda...

Red Pandas are very adorable but they are probably not such a good idea for a pet either. For example, they sleep in tree branches and you probably don't have one in your house. The first thing they do when they wake up is dust off their fur. Most people want a clean house without any dust. They also will not live in weather over 25 degrees C. If you aren't wanting to stay in a house of 25 degrees C or lower, I wouldn't recommend having a Red Panda for a pet.

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Interesting Fact about Red Pandas

You may know this already, but a Red Panda isn't really a panda. A Giant Panda is in the category of bears. On the other hand, the Red Panda is part of the Ailuridae family.
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