With its striking black and white coat color, the big panda is one of the most beautiful animals in the world. Not least because of his strong endangerment he became the heraldic animal of the nature conservation organization WWF.
The Great Panda will spend up to fourteen hours a day eating its preferred food - bamboo He has a kind of 'pseudo-thumb' he uses to grab bamboo stalks. This bear is usually 1.50 meters high and weighs 135 kilos. In the wild the panda can turn twenty, in captivity about ten years older. Pandas live alone when they are adults, but with their mother for the first year or two of their lives before claiming their own territory. As they are threatened with extinction in the wild, attempts are being made to breed them in various zoos around the world. So far with little success.