The giant panda’s black and white coat and black eye patches have made it one of the most well-known species, although it is among the shyest and rarest animals in the world.
The giant panda does not hibernate but it will shelter in caves or hollow trees in very cold weather.
Although classed as a flesh-eater, the giant panda feeds almost exclusively on the stems, leaves and fresh young shoots of bamboo.
At first glance, the giant panda would seem to resemble a bear, but in fact its features show it has stronger similarities with racoons.
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