What do giant pandas look like?


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Giant pandas have a large black-and-white body with a white face and torso and black eye patches, ears, muzzle, legs and shoulders. Some scientists believe their coloration provides camouflage in their natural habitat.

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What do giant pandas look like?
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Wild giant pandas only live in China, in a few remote, mountainous regions in the central provinces of Gansu, Shaanxi and Sichuan. They make their homes in forests that have a dense underlayer of bamboo.

Although many people consider these pandas to be cute, they are still bears and can be dangerous. Giant pandas are 2 to 3 feet tall standing on all four legs and can be 4 to 6 feet long. Male pandas may weigh up to 250 pounds and females about 220 pounds.

Wild giant pandas almost exclusively eat bamboo. They consume a small amount of other grasses and occasionally eat musk deer fawns or small rodents.

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