Giant pandas, belonging to
carnivores, pandas, pandas subfamily and the only mammals of the genus Panda,
head length of 1.2-1.8 meters, tail length of 10-12 cm. It weighs between 80
and 120 kilograms and can weigh up to 180 kilograms. It's black and white. It
has round cheeks, big black circles, a chubby body, a symbolic walking style
with eight characters inside, and sharp claws like dissecting knives. It is one
of the most lovable animals in the world.
Giant pandas have lived on the planet for at least eight million years. They are known as "living fossils" and "China's national treasure." The image ambassador of WWF is the flagship species of biodiversity conservation in the world. According to the third national wild population survey of giant pandas, there are less than 1 600 wild giant pandas in the world, belonging to China's first-class protected animals. As of October 2011, the number of captive giant pandas in the country was 333. Giant pandas originally ate from meat and evolved to eat 99% of their food from bamboo, but their teeth and digestive tracts remain intact, still classified as carnivores, and are as dangerous as other bear species when angry. The life span of giant pandas in the wild is 18~20 years old and captive can be over 30 years old.
Giant pandas are endemic to China. The main habitats are mountainous areas of China's Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu.