Pandas

Endangered species

description

The panda also known as panda bear or the giant panda to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda, is a bear native to south central china. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body
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diet

The panda's diet is over 99% bamboo. Pandas in the wild will occasionally eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents or carrion. In captivity, they may receive honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food.

Where its found

The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in sichuan province, but also in shaanxi and Gansu provinces. As a result of farming, deferorestation and other development, the panda has been driven out of the lowland areas where it once lived.

Endangered

Pandas are an endangered speices. there are about 1,500 living pandas in the wild and around 300 in captivity. the number of pandas is on the rise, but very slowly.