Details: This poster shows a panda bear eating bamboo.
The Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, literally meaning 'cat-foot black-and-white') is a bear native to central-western and southwestern China. The Giant Panda was previously thought to be a member of the Procyonidae (raccoon) family. It is easily recognized by its large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Though belonging to the order Carnivora, the Giant Panda has a diet which is 99% bamboo. The Giant Panda may eat other foods such as honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, and bananas when available. The Giant Panda is a conservation reliant endangered species.