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Giant Panda
Giant Panada
Expansion(s): Zoo Tycoon
Zoo Tycoon 2
Animal type: Bear

Conservation status:

Endangered

Biome:

Temperate Forest
Diet: Herbivore
Performs in shows?: No


The Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, is a medium-sized, black and white bear indigenous to Asia. It is available in Zoo Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon 2.

The giant panda is best known for its distinctive black and white markings. Giant pandas live in bamboo forests at high elevations and feed primarily on bamboo, which is not highly nutritious. The giant panda's so-called sixth front toe is not a digit or claw, but an enlarged wrist bone that functions as a thumb in grasping food. Unlike other bears, they vocalize by bleating rather than roaring.

In Zoo Tycoon 2 Edit

HabitatEdit

The giant panda lives in the temperate forest biome.

DietEdit

The giant panda is an herbivore that only eats bamboo.

EnrichmentEdit

Giant pandas will play with the rubber ball.

ShelterEdit

Pandas like the cubbing den, the rock shelter, and the ice shelter.

BehaviorEdit

Giant pandas are very difficult to breed without the breeding center. They will only produce one cub in their in-game lives. They do not mind sharing their exhibit with other animals..

Trivia Edit

- The Giant Panda is the only herbivorous bear in the world

- Even though Pandas are not marsupials Giant Pandas have pouch-like skin on their stomach that they put their cubs in during the first few months of the cubs life. This is called Convergent Evolution.

- Female Giant pandas only ovulate (come into heat) once a year in the spring.

-Male Giant pandas in the wild fight for the right to mate with a female. This is why females in zoos tend to lose interest in the male and don't mate.

- Female Giant pandas in zoos sometimes fake being pregnant to get attention.

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