The giant panda, or panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca, literally meaning "black and white cat-foot") is a bear native to central-western and south western China. It is easily recognized by its large, distinctive black patches around the eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the panda's diet is 99% bamboo. Other parts of its diet include honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges, and bananas when available. The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan province, but also in the Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. Due to farming, deforestation and other development, the panda has been driven out of the lowland areas where it once lived. This picture I love, because the panda is in it´s real chinese invironment trying to eat it´s main meal bamboo. You know I love to eat bamboo shots in my food, but in China you eat also woked bambu shots with a different kind of taste. I have tried it on a wedding in Beijing last year. This was the fourth of october 2009 at the Jinglun Hotel in Beijing´s CBD, 3 Jianguo Menwai Da Jie. This is a for star hotel. The latest fashion in Beijing is to invite westerners to your wedding or party, but this one was different. We were two westerners there, but somehow closely related to the couple who got married. Imagine the feeling of getting married at a four star hotel with two westerners at your wedding as your specially invited friends attending. That could break the heart of any Beijing millionaire, that would have to pay for that! Friends and love go well together! So I´m very honored to have been invited by the bride´s family. Now back to the panda and it´s life and surival future.