The giant panda, or panda is a mammal related to the raccoon. The giant panda is a large, black and white, bear like animal.
It is easily recognized by its large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. It is up to 1.5 m (5 ft) tall, and it sits up and rolls playfully about.
The giant panda lives in the bamboo forests of Tibet and China, and eats mainly the shoots and stems of bamboo. 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 feed. It may spend as long as 12 hours a day just sitting and eating.
The red panda lives in the mountainous regions of Nepal and China. It has red fur and a cat like face. It lives in the trees, and eats fruits, buds and leaves.