My Favorite Animal Summer hamilton

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'.
Compared to red pandas, giant pandas are understandably huge. Adult red pandas are from 20 to 25 inches in length and weigh between 7 and 13 pounds, while giant pandas tip the scales at 150 to 300 pounds and are about five feet in height. While male and female red pandas are generally the same size, male giant pandas are usually considerably larger than the females, a similarity they share with common bears.

Both the giant and red panda share similar habitat, that being high bamboo forests. However, red pandas have a much greater range than do the giants. Giant pandas only live in the mountains of central China at altitudes of 8,850 to 12,800 feet, while red pandas live not only in central China, but also in the Himalayas and the mountains of northern Myanmar. They also tend to live at both higher and lower elevations than the giants, ranging from 5,000 to 15,700 feet.

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