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The Giant Panda by Mind Map: The Giant Panda
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The Giant Panda

Name: Panda Bear (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Mammalia Subclass: Theria Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae

Description

Colour: Black and White

It has black fur on its ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, arms and shoulders. The rest of the animal's coat is white.

Size: 160 to 190 cm

Weight: 75 to 130 kg

Fur coat: thick and waterproof

Huge teeth

The panda has huge teeth and strong jaws to eat bamboo, which is very tough.

Tail: 10-15cms

The panda's tail is the second longest in the bear family. The longest belongs to the Sloth Bear.

Habitat

China

Mountain Forest

Food

The giant panda is a carnivore, but its diet consists mainly of bamboo and other wild plants. It will also eat small animals and birds.

Bamboo

Life Span

Wild: 20 years

Captivity: 30 years

The recorded age of the oldest captive giant panda, a female named Ming Ming, is 34

Family

Panda Bears live alone except when breeding

Cubs: 1 to 2 cubs

Age at Maturity: 5 to 6 years

Activtity

Climbing

The panda is a very good climber.

Sleeping

Giant pandas spend between 8 and 12 hours a day sleeping.

Eating

The panda spends about 14 hours a day eating.

Conservation

Endangered species

The species is threatened by continued habitat loss and by a very low birthrate, both in the wild and in captivity.