Noun(1) large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae(2) reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
(1) Each country was also represented by a small symbol, such as a fleur-de-lis for France, a water buffalo for Vietnam, a panda bear for China, and so on.(2) A new study calls for the swift expansion of some of China's great panda reserves.(3) They are examining the effect of panda foraging on bamboo.(4) Feeding mostly on bamboo, fruits, and insects, the pandas are native to mountains in China and the Himalaya - where they are better known for skittering up trees than standing at attention.(5) At the end of last year, China had 163 pandas in captivity and an estimated 1,590 in the wild.(6) A special factory making bamboo-shaped high-fibre biscuits has been built to feed 30 pandas at a breeding centre in Chengdu, China.(7) During the cold war, China famously gave pandas as tokens of goodwill, leading to the term ├ö├ç├┐panda diplomacy├ö├ç├û being coined.(8) The latest field survey showed that the number of pandas in Qinling Mountain area in North China has kept increasing as their habitat improves.(9) The pandas will adapt well to Taiwan, because its climate is similar to that of southern China and the island grows bamboo that the pandas can eat.(10) Most recently he visited the Wolong Nature Reserve in China to photograph pandas .(11) One of the world's rarest animals, the giant panda lives in the sub-alpine forests in the west central region of China.(12) Researchers would then calculate the optimum panda population for the region, using captive-bred pandas to increase numbers where needed.(13) Bamboo is critically important for pandas , and knowing the amount of energy available from it in panda habitats, especially fragmented ones, could prove to be crucial to survival of the species, he said.(14) They can then use captive-bred pandas to increase the numbers where needed.(15) This means there could be many more pandas throughout China than previously estimated.(16) The births have boosted China's number of captive pandas to over 180.