Name: Panda Bear, Family Procyonidae
Description: Giant Panda has distinct black and white coat, Red Panda has long, reddish-brown fur.
Location: Tibet and Southern China
Special Features: Giant Panda has Black and white fur coat
Red Pandas have red hair and are more related to raccoons
Panda bears date back over two million years
Can grow up to five feet in height
Can weigh up to 350 pounds
Live to about 25 years
Giant Pandas do not hibernate in winter.
Diet: Eat 15 different varieties of bamboo. May eat some other shoots and roots or pine bark but sustain on bamboo.
Neat Fact: Results from the most comprehensive survey of China’s giant panda population reveal that there are nearly 1,600 pandas in the wild, over 40 per cent more animals than previously thought to exist. Pandas are still considered Endangered.