Pandas are most often found in small remote mountain ranges in China. Unfortunately, the future of pandas remains uncertain with less than 1,600 in the wild. Their population is declining due to their lack of habitat among other factors. The panda is also nicknamed as an oriental or Asian bear. They once dwelled in Vietnam and Burma.
The panda is medium in size from two to three feet tall, weighing between 150 and 250 pounds. The female is smaller than the male. They have white and black ears with teardrop circles around the eyes. They have white short tails. Typically, the lifespan of a panda is between 15 and 25 years old although they can live up to 30 years in captivity.
The panda does not have any known predators except for man. They have a very specialized diet that consists totally of bamboo. They eat the leaves, roots, stalk and shoots of the bamboo.