Giant pandas have tails, but on adults they often go unnoticed because the tails make up less than 10 percent of the total body of an adult. The tail of an adult giant panda is also often tucked close to the body, making... More »

According to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, 99 percent of the giant panda’s diet is comprised of bamboo. However, they occasionally eat other grasses, rodents or deer. In captivity, pandas are given sweet pota... More »

For their size, giant pandas are pretty fast, averaging 20 miles per hour at top speed. When walking, pandas typically lumber along at speeds of 1.2 to 1.8 miles per hour and travel less than 0.62 miles per day, usually ... More »

Giant pandas protect themselves during confrontations by using their physical strength and biting ability. They possess large molars and strong jaw muscles that can produce a severe bite if provoked. Giant pandas also pr... More »

Giant pandas are endangered due to hunting and habitat loss. While it is illegal to hunt giant pandas and poaching has declined, hunters still sometimes accidentally kill them while seeking other animals. The panda's pri... More »

Giant pandas are found in coniferous and broadleaf forests, according to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. These forests have torrential rain or heavy mist throughout the year. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Pandas

While adult pandas are usually solitary creatures, they do communicate periodically through scent marking and vocal calls. These vocalizations include as many as 11 different sounds. More »