Common name of a Southeast Asian ursid. It is currently only found in Sichuan Province in central China. It is also called giant panda bear or just panda. Its scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca and belongs to the family Usrdidae. There is also the red panda bear, also called minor panda or fake panda. Its scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca, but it belongs to the family Ailuridae and is not considered a real bear. Both are carnivores, although the giant panda basically feeds on bamboo buds.