Name: Panda Bear (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Mammalia Subclass: Theria Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae
It has black fur on its ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, arms and shoulders. The rest of the animal's coat is white.
The panda has huge teeth and strong jaws to eat bamboo, which is very tough.
The panda's tail is the second longest in the bear family. The longest belongs to the Sloth Bear.
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.
The recorded age of the oldest captive giant panda, a female named Ming Ming, is 34
Panda Bears live alone except when breeding
Age at Maturity: 5 to 6 years
The panda is a very good climber.
Giant pandas spend between 8 and 12 hours a day sleeping.
The panda spends about 14 hours a day eating.
The species is threatened by continued habitat loss and by a very low birthrate, both in the wild and in captivity.