The national animal of China is the black and white giant Panda. The binomial nomenclature for Giant Panda is Ailuropoda melanoleuca. China’s National animal, the Panda, was unknown in the west until 1869, they were a part of several cultural exchanges between the U.S and China. The cutest of all pandas, the Giant Panda is the national animal of China.
Nowadays the giant panda lives in a few mountainous range in central China, in sichun, shaanxi and the gansu provinces. The Pandas once lived in lower altitude regions, but population, forest clearing for farming, and other heavy development pushed Giant Pandas to mountainous regions only. According to the global conversation report in 2007, national animal symbol of China, the giant panda were just 249 in numbers in China under captivity while only a small count of 27 around the world.
Facts about the National Animal of China (Panda)
- Common Name: giant panda
- Trinomen: Ailuropoda melanoleu
- Found in: China
- Color: black and White.
- Average Length: 2 – 3 ft.
- Average Weight: Female: 150 – 220 lbs (Adult)
- Average Lifespan: 20 years in wild
- Current number: 249 in 2007
- Lives in: sichun, shaanxi and the gansu
The giant pandas are typically black and white bear. However the giant panda looks cuter than the bears. A panda’s entire body is white while the eyes have the black patch of fur, the muzzle, legs, and shoulders are covered with black fur too. Giant Pandas possess quite large molar teeth along with strong jaws to crush bamboo easily. The average adult Panda male can attain a weight of 120 KG, on the other hands, females rarely reach 100 KG. You may not believe the thing that the Pandas really sit in human position while eating something.
Shy and reclusive by nature, the wild panda is the National Symbol of china.