Mammals

Panda

Panda

Southeast Asia is inhabited by two related species of the raccoon family: baby panda (Ailurus fulgens), resembling a cat's size, and giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) similar to a bear. Both species live in the largest thickets of inaccessible forests. Giant panda is found in eastern Tibet, and the small panda in the southeast Himalayas to Nepal, Asamu i Junanu.

Little panda, whose body is approx 60 cm in length, a ogon 40 cm, it is covered with thick fur, red on the back and black on the ventral side.

His head is whitish, and the tail with indistinct transverse stripes. This coloration is an adaptation to life in the depths of dark forests, which he never leaves. Little panda lives in groups that make up families, composed of several individuals. Leads an arboreal lifestyle. It climbs the trees brilliantly. It feeds mainly on the fruits and leaves of plants, sometimes it also eats small animals.

Giant panda, the size of a small bear, it is colored black and white. Ears, the fore and hind limbs and the rims around the eyes are black, the rest of the body is pure white.

Her favorite environment is dense, a damp forest growing on the slopes of the hills. It feeds on bamboo shoots. Her teeth are adapted to this type of food, about powerful flat molars, which he gnaws at the shoots, to get to the crumb. Occasionally, this panda eats small mammals or fish for a change. He lives in hiding, she is shy and completely non-aggressive, so that people living in its immediate vicinity are completely ignorant of its presence. Virtually nothing is known about the life of a giant panda in the wild.

Both pandas are found in zoos from time to time, but they handle captivity poorly and usually die quickly.