Panda LoveClick on painting to greatly enlarge it.
This is an orginal art painting on canvas. It is a Giant Panda bear that is native to central-western and southwestern China and lives in mountainous regions, such as Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi. It is China's national emblem and its image appears on a large number of modern Chinese commemorative silver, gold, and platinum coins. It was once believed to be a member of the raccoon family. With its large, black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body it has many adoring fans.
The Giant Panda's diet consists of 99% bamboo but also may eat honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, and bananas when available. Though it is on a conservation reliant endangered species list, it is estimated that there might be as many as 2,000 to 3,000 Giant Pandas in the wild. Adult Pandas measure around 1.5 m long and around 75 cm tall at the shoulder. Males can weigh up to 330 pounds and are larger than females which can weigh up to 275 pounds.
They are terrestrial animals that spend their life roaming and feeding in the bamboo forests of the Qinling Mountains and in the hilly Sichuan Province. Females do not like other females in their territory. They communicate through vocalizations and scent markings like clawing trees. Because they do not have permanent dens, they do not hibernate like some other bears but instead move to a warmer climate when it gets too cold for them. Their memory is mostly spatial instead of visual. The male leaves the female alone to raise the cub after mating.
The Giant Panda is one of the world's most loved and protected rare animals. There are many movies and books written about them. They are beautiful to look at and are the favorite animal of many.
This is an oil painting that I worked on all night to finish it because I promised I would get one up on this blog within 1-3 days for my new friends. This is also one of my paintings to buy.