The giant panda lives in the bamboo forests in Central China, near the border of Tibet. Other animals like deer, leopards, monkeys and lesser pandas, also live in the bamboo forests. The panda eats grass, roots, bamboo, and meat. The bamboo is a vital food source for the giant panda. Even though 98% of their food is bamboo, they also eat meat. The bamboo diet is an evolutionary adaption, so the panda is classified as a carnivore.
Giant pandas are only found in China. They face a lot of threats, while their population is very small. The biggest threat for the giant panda is habitat destruction. Also poaching, is a big threat for the panda. The estimation is that as few as 1600
pandas remain in the wild today.