Black and white, cute, cuddly and furry! That’s right, they’re the adorable pandas. Whether they may be in the zoo, up in the wild eating bamboo leaves, sightseeing tourists can’t help but be very fond of these friends with paws.
Today, we are going to discover a little bit more about these charming and delightful creatures.
1. They’re scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca.
In terms of taxonomy, they belong to the order Carnivora and family Ursidae.
2. Yes, it’s true. Pandas traditional habitat are in the forests of China.
They live in the highlands of Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces.
3. Sad to say, these cute ones are already endangered species.
According to Smithsonian National Zoological Park, “The giant panda is listed as endangered in the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN’s) Red List of Threatened Species. There are about 1,600 left in the wild. More than 300 pandas live in zoos and breeding centers around the world, mostly in China.”
4. Despite being classified under the order carnivora, pandas diet consists majorly 99% bamboo.
In the wild, they eat rodents and fawns.