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Here are some basic facts on Panda Bears. At the bottom, I included links to pages where there is more information on Panda Bears.


Panda Bear Facts

Class:

Mammalia (mammals)

Order:

Carnivora (carnivores)

Family:

Procynidae (raccoon family)

Genus:

Ailuropoda

Species:

Ailuropoda Melanoleuca

Status:

Endangered Species

World Distribution:

Central China near the Tibet border

Size:

Height: when standing: 5 feet -- Weight: Males, 220-330 lbs; Females, about %10 smaller

Physical Characteristics:

Black and white markings -- bear like shapes -- extra digit on forepaws used like a thumb

Habitat:

Bamboo forests altitudes of 2000-3500 meters

Habits:

Solitary -- establishes territory, marking it with its sent -- active day and night -- alternating periods of feeding and resting

Diet:

Bamboo


Links for Panda Bears
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Bear Den Organization

Information separated into specific categories. Great resource

Meerkat's Mammals

Facts and pictures on the panda bear

Nature Net - Bear's Den

Very long facts sheet

USGS Kids' Corner

Article

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