Giant pandas live in dense bamboo thickets at an altitude of 3,500 to 4,500 meters above sea level. Distributed giant pandas in China (Sichuan, Shaanxi, Gansu) and in the eastern slopes of the Tibetan Plateau. Before the man began to exterminate the Great Pandas, these peace-loving animals lived also in Indochina and on the island of Kalimantan, in mountain bamboo forests.
Thick bamboo thickets, reaching a height of 3-4 meters, provide the Great Panda with shelters and food reserves. The big panda is a vegetarian and feeds on juicy young shoots and old stems, which it rubs with jaws.
Esophagus and stomach The giant panda is lined with layers of elastic mucous tissue to protect against bamboo chips. Stems The big panda keeps in the claw with the help of a “claw” – the “sixth finger”, opposed to the rest.
The famous “sixth finger” of the big panda is not really a finger at all, but an outgrowth of one of the bones of the wrist. Thanks to him, the panda can “take in hand” bamboo stalks and other objects, grab for the branches during climbing and perform a number of activities that are not accessible to other bears.