Giant Pandas are my favorite kind of panda! Giant pandas are all black and white. Pandas are Omnivores. That means that they eat some other animals like small rodents and birds and eggs, but they eat mostly bamboo. Giant pandas live in the Himalayan mountains, mostly in China. They like the cool and wet environment. Giant Pandas mate in the spring. Together two pandas give birth to usually two cubs. Rarely both survive. Cubs are born only to weigh 5 ounces. Pandas are very solitary. There are only 1,000 giant pandas left out there in the wild. An estimated 100 in all the zoos in America.
Red pandas are red (as you can see in the picture to the left). They look a bit like a fox, but they are more closely related to bears, racoons and skunks. Red pandas are not bears. Scientists are having a hard time deciding where red pandas descend. They are currently in their own personal group: the Ailuridaes. Red pandas usually grow to about the size of house cat. They have long bushy tails to keep them warm in them winter. The tails grow to 18 inches long! That's a foot and half! Red pandas live in northern Myanmar, central China and Nepal. They build their homes in trees. Red Pandas are Herbivores; they eat fruit, roots, acorns and have little interest in bamboo. They are more active toward night, dust and dawn, but they are not nocturnal. Red pandas are not social. They are bashful and solitary. They mate once a year, their cubs are born in spring or summer. Their mothers care for their cubs for 3 months. Red Pandas are endangered due to deforestation. Their land is "shrinking". Logging and agriculture, population=people. More People= less red pandas.