Giant Panda
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giant panda
Common Name Giant Panda
Scientific Name Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Range Northern & Central Szechuan and Southern Kansu Provinces, China
Status Endangered
Comments The Giant Panda's very large molars and strong jaw muscles are well suited to crushing bamboo, which is 99% of it's diet. It also has the second longest tail in the bear family (approximately 4-6" in length).

Equipment Used
( Camera, Lens, Flash, etc.)

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Micro, Nikon SB-800 Speedlight, Quantum Turbo 2X2, SanDisk or Lexar Compact Flash cards
Classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Family: Ursidae
Genus: Ailuropoda
Species: Ailuropoda melanoleuca

last update 5/26/08
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