The Giant Panda is a native bear to China and one of the most recognizable creatures on the planet today.
The white-and-black native bear of China needs little introduction. With its striking, and pleasant appearance and generally pleasant disposition, the giant panda has become a forerunner for all vulnerable animal species worldwide.
Its scientific name, Ailuropoda Melanoleuca, literally means black and white cat-foot.
The name ‘giant panda’ has become its most commonly used name so as to distinguish it from the unrelated but closely named red panda.
Though it is a carnivore, its preferred diet is about 99 percent bamboo.