Photos: Giant Panda People — Scientists Don Costumes For Good Cause

Weird Science: Giant Panda Conservation <br />Researchers dress in panda costumes at China's Wolong National Nature Reserve to help re-introduce the pandas to the wild and eliminate human influence from their environment
China Photos / Getty Images

Although the panda is classified in the taxonomy of living things as a carnivore, its diet is primarily herbivorous. A giant panda's diet consists mainly of bamboo, while in captivity giant pandas are also fed apples, sweet potatoes and carrots.

Get the Latest Photos from
Get TIME photos and pictures of the week delivered directly to your inbox.