The territory, inhabited by pandas, is small. They are found in the mountainous regions of the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Tibet. Although earlier they also lived in Indochina and on about. Kalimantan. As a home, large pandas chose their thick bamboo forests.
They live in mountainous areas, at an altitude of about 1200 to 4,500 meters above the sea level. m. With the onset of winter, they descend to a height of about 800 meters per meter, where the climate during the cold season is more favorable.
To which only the family of animals did not include this funny beast – and to bears and raccoons. By the way, until recently they were attributed just to the last ones, but as a result of various tests, including genetic ones, it was proved that the big panda has more kinship with clubfoot bears than with raccoons.
The Western scholar world learned about the existence of a large panda late in 1869, while in Chinese literature the first mention of these animals occurs already 3000 years ago (in the Book of History and the Book of Songs).