Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

Zoological classification:
realm: animals
phylum: Chordaanimals (Chordata)
subphylum: vertebrate (Vertebrata)
class: mammals (Mammalia)
order: carnivores (Carnivora)
family: bears Ursidae)
genus: Giant pandas (Ailuropoda)

Habitat: only in a small area in southern China

Lenght: 590.5' (1.5m)

Height: 27.5' (70cm)

Weight: 220lb (100kg)

Life expectancy: unknown in nature, up to 30 years in zoos

food: bamboo

group size: single animals

new generation: 1 to 2, but only one is fed

other characteristics: The Giant Panda is one of the most endangered animals in the world. There are only approx. 1000 animals left in the nature. Therefore it got the symbol of international animal welfare. Pandas are quite lazy and if they don't search for food (which they do most of the time), they sleep.

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