According to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, the giant panda's natural biomes are coniferous and broadleaf forests with dense bamboo growth under the forest canopies. The forests giant pandas live in are typica... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Bears

Giant pandas are becoming extinct due to extensive habitat loss and destruction by hunters. Habitat loss destroys bamboo, which is the giant panda's sole food source. It also isolates pandas causing a reduction in the ra... More » Science Environmental Science

The giant panda uses its four strong, stocky limbs to move between the many sources of bamboo, which they need to maintain their weight and health. Pandas live in mountainous country and are adept at climbing and coverin... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Bears
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