Easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its body
The name "giant panda" is used to distinguish it from the red panda
The panda is considered to be a vocal bear
Lifespan: 20 years (In the wild)
Mass: Female: 70 – 100 kg (Large Adult)
Feed. They are opportunistic omnivores and consume more plant than animal matter. They eat anything from leaves, roots, and berries to insects, carrion, fresh meat, and fish, and have digestive systems and teeth adapted to such a diet
Bears are polygamous. During the breeding season, males take notice of females in their vicinity and females become more tolerant of males.
Courtship may be brief, although in some Asian species, courting pairs may engage in wrestling, hugging, mock fighting and vocalizing.
Ovulation is induced by mating, which can last up to 30 minutes depending on the species
Gestation typically lasts 6–9 months
Litter size numbers up to four cubs
Giant pandas may give birth to twins but they can only suckle one young and the other is left to die
Birth takes place during winter dormancy
Cubs are born blind and helpless with at most a thin layer of hair, relying on their mother for warmth
Male bears play no role in raising young.
Infanticide, where an adult male kills the cubs of another, has been recorded in polar bears, brown bears and American black bears but not in other species
Males kill young to bring the female into estrus
Cubs may flee and the mother defends them even at the cost of her life