The Giant Panda is one of the most recognisable species on earth with their black eye patches. Their Latin name ailuropoda melanoleuca means "black and white cat-foot".
The Giant Panda is native to the mountains of Western China. Adults grow to 4-6 feet long and 2 to 3 feet high, so they are not as large as many people imagine. Although they are bears, and members of the order Carnivora, 99% of their diet is bamboo.
We've got a giant collection of giant panda activities on this page! Scroll down to find fun facts, panda printables of all sorts, original panda colouring pages and some wonderful panda crafts to inspire you - not to mention a useful collection of links to other websites and videos you can enjoy.
Fun Panda Facts
- A baby Giant Panda only weighs approximately 1/900th of the weight of an adult.
- Pandas spend about 12 hours a day eating!
- Did you know that pandas need to eat up to 40lb (18kg) of food a day to get enough nourishment? (Just lift a packet of sugar or something of similar weight to get an idea of how much bamboo this is!)