Giant pandas are the largest panda in the world. Known for...
Giant pandas are the largest panda in the world. Known for their patched furry skin, they are usually found in limited areas of Central western and south-western China. Compared to their red furred siblings, giant panda normally live in high mountains or isolated parts of the world. Though not left in large numbers, they are normally seen in the Sichuan province of China. Giant panda are carnivores and very terrestrial animals and do not let any other animal or man come close. They are normally found in the bamboo fields and they feed 99% on Bamboo. However, when bamboo are not available, they also feed on honey, different fruits, honey and fish. Despite their size and weight, they can easily climb trees and mountains in search of food. These largest pandas in the world usually live only in high mountains or isolated parts of the world specially in China. They can eat other plants or hunt small mammals for their food but many pandas suffer hunger if the bamboo crop fails.
Giant pandas resemble a lot to bears, but have a smaller body. Though they belong to the bear family, they are much smaller in size and weight. The weight of an average panda can vary from 75-160 kilograms. The largest panda in the recorded history is has the size of 120-150 cm. The distinctive feature of this creature are the black spots on ears, around eyes and on the whole body. Their species are considered as the endangered species. From the stats of 2007, it has been recorded that 239 pandas have been found in 27 countries including China. But other researchers estimated that almost 1,590 individuals can be found in the wild. They have an extra bone in their hands (just like a human thumb) which they use mostly in holding bamboos or food.