Do you know where do pandas live? The panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is also recognized as the Giant Panda and is endemic to North America and southern China. More than 90% of the pandas’ diet composes of bamboo. Though occasionally, these animals also feed on grasses, rodents, carrion, and wild tubers. In captivity, these animals are fed by fish, honey, oranges, eggs and shrubs.
In the wild, these species inhabits across the mountainous regions of China. However, most of these pandas have been wiped out due to deforestation. The total population of pandas is only 1,590 left in the world. In the wild, giant pandas mostly spend their time in the bamboo forests. Giant pandas prefer to live a solitary life. Vocalization is the main medium through which pandas communicate with each other.
Where Do Pandas Live?
Pandas have been kept in zoo across different parts of the world. In Asia, these animals are raised in several zoos especially in China. Some of the notable zoos where pandas are kept include Beijing Zoo, Bifengxia Panda Base, Su Lin, Zhen Zhen, Hua Mei, Tai Shan, Mei Sheng, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Breeding, Wolong National Nature Reserve, and Ocean Park.
Some other places of Asia where pandas are abundant are Taipei, Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, Chuang Chuang, Chiang Mai, Lin Hui, River Safari, New Park in Singapore, and Wakayama. Pandas are also found in the Australian zoos such as Adelaide zoo and southern hemisphere. In Europe, these species exist in Berlin (Germany), Vienna (Australia), Madrid (Spain), Edinburgh zoo, and Zooparc de beauval. Pandas also dwell in places of North America Chapultepec Zoo, Xin Xin, San Diego, US National Zoo, Lun Lun, Xi Lan, Memphis Zoo, Toronto zoo, and Calgary zoo.
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