Giant Panda

Giant panda bear is native to south central China and lives mainly high in the mountains in cool and wet bamboo forests which is their primary source of food. Pandas are skilled tree-climbers and good swimmers. They have been driven out of the lowland areas where they once lived because of farming and deforestation making it a vulnerable species. Improved conservation efforts and better survey methods have managed to increase the wild panda population.

Scientific Name: Ailuropoda melanoleuca

Status: Vulnerable

Estimated population: 2,000

Location: China

Habitat: Bamboo forests on humid mountains

Status types

Critically endangered

Faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future.

Endangered

Faces a high risk of extinction in the near future.

Vulnerable

Faces a high risk of endangerment in the medium term.