What are the giant panda's adaptations?


Giant panda adaptations are any traits that the giant pandas evolved to help contribute to the survival and fitness of the species. One of the adaptations for giant pandas is the fact that they sit upright like humans do when they eat. This allows them to have their front hands free while sitting so they can eat. They also have an enlarged and elongated wrist bone that forms a thumb which allows them to grasp bamboo stems. The strong jaws that giant pandas have are used to chew through the bamboo and strip it to get to the inner layers.
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uh, bamboo.
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Giant Panda
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Ursidae Genus: Ailuropoda Species: Ailuropoda melanoleuca
The Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca "black-and-white cat-foot") is a mammal now usually classified in the bear family, Ursidae, that is native to central China. The Giant Panda lives in mountainous regions, like Sichuan and... More »
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