This endangered species is one of the most well-known and well-loved in the world.

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Giant PandaOrder: Carnivora

Family: Ursidae

Species: Ailuropoda melanoleuca

IUCN Status: Vulnerable

Population trend: increasing

Habitat: Bamboo forests on steep mountain sides from 1600m to 3200m.

Distribution: Chiefly in Western Szechwan province of SW China.

Length: About 1.5m Weight: up to 120kg.

Life Span: Up to 20 years in captivity. Unknown in the wild.

 

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