Giant pandas are bears that are native to China, where they are considered a national treasure. Even with this exalted status, giant pandas are. San Diego Zoo Kids is your resource for panda pictures and panda facts for kids. For a long time, scientists weren't sure if giant pandas were bears or perhaps Habitat : Forests. Panda belongs to the family of bears. Pandas live in the bamboo forest of China, but loss of natural habitat and poaching pushed pandas to the brink of.