The Giant Panda

By: Melody Friley

What Does it look like?

It has a white, chubby body with black legs and a broad band of black across its shoulders. It also has a large, round head and small ears. Its face is white with black patches around each eye.


Swaisgood, Ronald. "Panda." World Book Student. World Book, 2016. Web. 10 May 2016.

http://redpandanetwork.org/red-panda-facts-vs-giant-panda-facts/ Author: Terrance

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How is it taken care of?

Normally giant pandas give birth to a single cub. Even if a female has two cubs, she would normally choose to take care of one and abandon the other.

http://www.chinahighlights.com/giant-panda/life-cycle.htm Author: Kelly

http://eluxemagazine.com/magazine/giant-pandas-giant-appetites/


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What does it eat?

They eat 99% of bamboo. They also eat grass and occasionally small rodents or musk deer fawns. In zoos, they eat bamboo, sugar cane, rice gruel, a special high-fiber biscuit, carrots, apples and sweet potatoes.

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/giantpandas/pandafacts/ Author: Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Thomas, Liz “Under Threat: Giant Pandas” 22 Sept. 2009 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1215188/Chris-Packham-Let-giant-pandas-die-out.html


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Where does it live?

They live in broad leaf and coniferous forests with a dense understory of bamboo. The elevations are between 5,000 and 10,000 feet. Torrential rains or dense mist throughout the year characterizes these forests, often shrouded in heavy clouds.

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/giantpandas/pandafacts/ Author: Smithsonian National Zoological Park

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/group-wants-to-bring-giant-pandas-to-washington-state/


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What is its lifestyle?

A wild panda spends much of its day resting and feeding. They also like seeking food. Unlike other bears from temperate climates, giant pandas don’t hibernate.

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/giantpandas/pandafacts/ Author: Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Packham, Chris “Giant pandas should be allowed to die out, BBC wildlife expert Chis Packham claims” 22 Sept. 2009


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