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Giant panda

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Baby Giant Pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

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Giant Panda - Panda géant - Panda gigante - Ailuropoda melanoleuca

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Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

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Giant Panda Eats Bamboo (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

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Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

The giant panda, also known as the panda bear or simply the panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is characterised by large, black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. The name "giant panda" is sometimes used to distinguish it from the red panda, a neighboring musteloid. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the giant panda is a folivore, with bamboo shoots and leaves making up more than 99% of its diet. Giant pandas in the wild will occasionally eat other grasses, wild tubers, or even meat in the form of birds, rodents, or carrion. In captivity, they may receive honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food.
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