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.

Zoo Tycoon

In Zoo Tycoon the Giant Panda is a Highland/Coniferous Forest animal and likes a little snow, grey stone, grass and dirt in their exhibit. Its favorite foliage is Bamboo though they also like the Himalayan Birch tree and the Himalayan Pine tree. The only rocks they like are the Large Highland rock and the Highland Rock Formation. They also like a little elevation.

In Zoo Tycoon it is very hard to get the giant panda to breed. Its happiness has to be very high in order to get a cub.

Zoo Tycoon 2


The giant panda lives in the temperate forest biome.


The giant panda is an herbivore that only eats bamboo.


Giant pandas will play with the rubber ball.


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


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 and get along well with the spectacled and asiatic black bears.


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In Real Life

Zoo Tycoon animals