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Despite being taxonomically a carnivore, its diet is mostly vegetation, almost only bamboo alone. Technically, like most animals, pandas are omnivores (Can be called Carnivore, Omnivore, Herbivore), have been known to eat eggs, and insects other than bamboo. Both of these foods are sources of protein are required. Her ears twitched as they chew. Giant Panda also was related to the Red Panda, but it seems like they named their habit of eating bamboo. Before the relationship with the Red Panda was found in 1901, known as the Giant Panda colored bear. For many decades the precise taxonomic classification of the panda was under debate as both the Giant Panda and the Red Panda has characteristics such as bears and raccoons. However, genetic testing revealed that the Giant Panda is a true bear and including the family Ursidae. Nearest relative is the spectacled bear bear family in South America. It's still debatable whether the Red Panda family, including the family Ursidaea tau rakut, Procyonidae. Giant Pandas are endangered species, threatened by loss of habitat and a low birthrate, both in the wild and in captivity. About 1,600 are believed to survive in the wild. The Giant Panda is a symbol of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) conservation organization. The Giant Panda has a strange claw, with a "thumb" and five fingers; "thumb" is actually bone-modified wrist. Stephen Jay Gould wrote an essay about it, then used the title The Panda's Thumb for a book of collected essays. Panda was first made known to the West in 1869 by the French missionary Armand David (1826-1900). Giant Panda long been a favorite animal communities, partly because the species is cute like a baby, like a teddy bear life. Panda is usually depicted reclining peacefully eating bamboo, as opposed to hunting, animal adds to its image of innocence. Lending pandas to the zoo the United States and Japan is an important part of diplomacy People's Republic of China in the 1970's because this borrowing marks the first part of cultural exchange between China and the Western world. However, in 1984, pandas were no longer used as a tool of diplomacy. Instead, China began to offer pandas to other countries to borrow only ten years old. Provisions include standard lending rates up to U.S. $ 1,000,000 per year and a requirement that children born during the loan are the property of the People's Republic of China. In 1998 due to lawsuits by WWF, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requires that a U.S. zoo to import a panda in order to ensure that half the posted rate China is channeled to conservation of wild pandas and their habitat, then the agency would issue a permit importation panda.