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The giant panda is black-and-white in color, with interesting markings. Pandas are now classed as bears by most scientists due to DNA studies of recent years. Giant pandas have a body typical of bears. It is black on its ears, has black eye patches, has black on its muzzle, legs, and shoulders. The rest of the pandas's coat is white.
Scientists do not know why these unusual bears are black and white, some think it is because the striking coloring gives the panda bears camouflage into their mountainous habitats that are usually shaded, snow covered and rocky.
The panda's thick, wooly coat keeps it warm in the cool forests of its habitat. Giant pandas have large molar teeth and strong jaw muscles for which comes in quite handy for their bamboo diet.
The Giant panda is similar on size to the American black bear. Giant pandas are about two to three feet tall at the shoulder when they are standing on all fours. They are around four to six feet long. Giant panda males, like other bears, are larger than the females.
In the wild male giant pandas weigh up to 250 pounds while Females have been known to get up to 220 pounds, but are usually smaller than that.
Common Name: Giant panda
Scientific Name: Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Location: Southwest China (Gansu, Shaanxi, and Sichuan Provinces) to the east of the Tibetan plateau.
Is The Giant Panda An Endangered Species?
YES! The wild giant panda's future is uncertain at this point.
The giant panda is listed as endangered on the World Conservation Union's (IUCN's) Red List of Threatened Animals. Reports of how many are left in the wild are conflicting. But those reports state that there are between 1,000 and 1,600 giant panda left in the wild. There are only four zoos in the US that have giant pandas, and those pandas are all owned by China.
(REMEMBER: If you are going to visit a zoo, please only visit those that are responsible enough to be accredited by the AZA)
What Is The IUCN Status For The Giant Panda?
From 1960 to 1990 the giant panda bear was listed as RARE.
From 1990 to 1994 the giant panda bear was listed as ENDANGERED.
From 1996 to 2004 The giant panda bear was still listed as ENDANGERED.
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This website is also dedicated to the endangered giant panda and to organizations and individuals who work toward the goal of saving this endangered species.
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