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Popular Article: Panda

Giant Panda
The panda or giant panda is a mammal native to central-western and southwestern China and Tibet, characterized by woolly fur with large, distinctive dark patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Though classified as a carnivore (order Carnivora) in the bear family, Ursidae, the panda has a diet which is 99 percent bamboo.

The giant panda is a favorite, at least partly because many people find that the species has an appealing "baby-like" cuteness. Also, it is usually depicted reclining peacefully eating bamboo, as opposed to hunting prey. Though the giant panda is often assumed docile, they have been known to attack humans. In cases in which its offspring may be under threat, the panda can react violently.