The Giant Panda, also known simply as panda or panda bear, is a peaceful creature with a distinctive black and white coat which resides primarily in the mountains of Western China. Due to deforestation and habitat loss, the Giant Panda is a conservation reliant species, although as of 2016 the Giant Panda moved from the endangered list to the vulnerable list. Even though the Giant Panda belongs to the Carnivora order, its diet (26 to 84 pounds of food daily) is 99% comprised of bamboo shoots. Despite its large size, the Giant Panda is only about the size of a stick of butter, 1/900th of its full size, when it is first born.
The typical Giant Panda Bear has an overall height of 18.0"-36.0" (1’6”-3') (46-91 cm) and body length of 54.0"-72.0" (4’6”-6') (137-183 cm). An average Giant Panda Bear weighs between 150-250 lb (68-114 kg) and has a typical lifespan of 15-25 (wild); 20-30 years (captivity).