Giant panda are bear-like in shape with striking black and white markings. The “giant” pandas are hardly “Giants”. It would take about forty (40) giants pandas to weight as much as one elephant. Adult giant pandas have a length of 160 cm to 180 cm . the weight of an adult male giant panda is normally between 80 and 125 kilograms with males typically weighing about the same size as the American black bear.
Giant panda bears have a massive head, heavy body, short tail , rounded ears and plantigrade feet, both heel and to make contact with the ground when walking in a manner similar a human.
This highly functional thumbs allows the panda to manipulate bamboo stems and leaves, with dexterity and precision. The hind feet pad found in the other seven bear species.
The basic fur color of the giant panda is white with black eye patches, ears, legs, feet, chest, and shoulders. White areas are different shades of white from pure white to orangish or a light brown. Within its natural environment , its mottled coloringprovides comuflage.
This oily protective coating helps protects pandas from the cool and damp climate in which the bear lives.
Giant panda generally move in a slow, determined manner. When startled, they will move at a slow trot to escape danger. Giant pandas with their sharp claws , are capable of climbing trees very easily. Giant panda cubs are born weighing 3 to 5 ounces or about 4-5 grams each the cub are born blind and hairless. At about 10 days the skin where the black hair will eventually grow turns gray.