In the wild, giant pandas are only found in the remote, mountainous regions of central China. In this area, there are cool, wet bamboo forests that are perfect for the giant panda's needs.
In the wild, 99 percent of a panda's diet consists of leaves, stems and shoots of the bamboo plant, while the remainder is made up of flowers, vines, grasses, green corn, honey and small rodents. Pandas in captivity are fed bamboo, sugar cane, rice gruel, carrots, apples and sweet potatoes.
Red pandas live in the mountains of Nepal, central China and northern Myanmar in rainy, high-altitude temperate forests and tropical forests, according to the National Zoo. One important factor to their habitat is bamboo. The forest must have a bamboo understory for it to be viable for the red panda.
The red panda, also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. Red pandas have a wide range of vocalisations, the most peculiar of which is a 'quack-snort'.