Consider the following differences between Giant Panda and Red Panda:

  1. While Giant Panda is listed as vulnerable in the IUCN list, Red Panda is listed as endangered
  2. Both Giant Panda and Red Panda have their 99% of diet based on bamboo

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
While Giant pandas only live in the mountains of central China at altitudes of 8,850 to 12,800 feet, red pandas live not only in central China, but also are concentrated highly in the Himalayas and the mountains of northern Myanmar. The giant panda is actually a species of bear, and as a result is known in some places as a “panda bear.”

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