For their size, giant pandas are pretty fast, averaging 20 miles per hour at top speed. When walking, pandas typically lumber along at speeds of 1.2 to 1.8 miles per hour and travel less than 0.62 miles per day, usually only moving around while foraging for food.
According to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, 99 percent of the giant panda’s diet is comprised of bamboo. However, they occasionally eat other grasses, rodents or deer. In captivity, pandas are given sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, sugar cane and specialized biscuits in addition to bamboo.
According to Smithsonian National Zoological Park, there are roughly 1,600 giant pandas and fewer than 10,000 red pandas remaining in the wild. There are an additional 300 giant pandas at breeding centers and zoos around the world.