Giant Pandas & Their Taxonomy
By Kody Shearin
What is Taxonomy
Taxonomy is the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics, there are 7 taxonomic levels and they are kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.
Giant Panda's Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia---All members of this kingdom are multicellular (made up of many cells) and are heterotrophic (get their nourishment by eating other organisms). All animals require oxygen for their metabolism.
Phylum: Chordata---Chordates are all bilaterally symmetrical with distinct heads. At some point in their development, they possess a notochord (a rod-shaped supporting axis, or backbone).
Class: Mammalia---All mammals have hair, are able to regulate their body temperature, and females can produce milk.
Order: Carnivora---Not all members of Carnivora eat meat (pandas eat almost nothing but bamboo), but all have well-developed teeth for shredding foods. In general, these animals have strong limbs and claws and acute senses.
Family: Ursidae---Members of the bear family have five toes on each foot and some can walk upright for short distances. Bears are intelligent animals with a great sense of smell.
Genus: Ailuropoda---The giant panda is the only member of the genus Ailuropoda because it is not closely related to any other bears.
This are the words of Jose Lopez
This is The Home of The Giant Panda
Fully grown pandas are about 4ft-5ft tall.
A fully grown panda can be up to 300 lb.
Pandas are lazy.
At first glance, the giant panda would seem to resemble a bear, but in fact its features show it has a stronger affinity with racoons.
It stays with its mother for about 18 months, until it is independent enough to establish its own territory.
Pandas have a highly developed sense of smell that males use to avoid each other and to find females for mating in the spring.