The Giant Panda

Photo: Denise Vasquez ©2017

Many might believe Pandas are related to raccoons due to their appearance, but scientists have determined they're related to bears! Native to Central China, they spend 12 hours a day eating Bamboo & leaves. Like humans, they like to sit up while they eat & can easily stand on their hind legs. They use their fingers & special enlarged wrist bone that acts like a thumb to hold their food. I captured this moment using my Canon EOS 80D & Canon Zoom EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM Lens.