The Giant Panda is a bear native to central-western and southwestern China.
It is easily recognized by its large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Giant Panda has a diet which is 99% bamboo but may eat other foods such as honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, and bananas when available.
The Giant Panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces.
The Giant Panda is a conservation reliant endangered species. According to the latest report, China has 239 Giant Pandas in captivity and another 27 living outside the country. It also estimated that around 1,590 pandas are currently living in the wild.
When the Panda is first born, it is pink, furless, and blind. A panda cub is also extremely small, and it is difficult for the mother panda bear to protect it because of the baby’s size. It nurses from its mother’s breast 6 to 14 times a day for up to 30 minutes at a time.
Though the Giant Panda is often assumed to be docile, it has been known to attack humans, presumably out of irritation rather than predatory behavior.
Here you will find some pictures of Panda, if you click each picture a new page opens with larger image.