Giant Panda at the Washington Zoo

April 12th, 2012
Giant Panda at the Washington Zoo

The panda is a bear native to central-western and south western China. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the panda's diet is 99% bamboo. It is able to climb and take shelter in hollow trees or rock crevices but does not establish permanent dens. For this reason, pandas do not hibernate, which is similar to other subtropical mammals, and will instead move to elevations with warmer temperatures.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
United States