pandas are endangered. Only about 1,600 live in the wild, and about 100 of them live in zoos
around the world. Also called, great pandas, parti-colored bears, white bears, and bamboo bears,
Giant Pandas are distinguished from other pandas by their large size and black-and-white
coloring. The bold coloring actually may provide camouflage.
Giant pandas live up to their name. They are 4-5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 meters) tall and weigh up to 300
pounds (136 kilograms). That’s about the same as an American black bear. By comparison, their
distant relatives, Red Pandas are only 20 to 26 inches (50 to 65 cm) tall and weigh 12 to 20 lbs.
(5.4 to 9 kg).