The giant panda is an endangered species with about 1,800 left in the wild.
A panda's diet consists mainly of bamboo, but the animals are classified as carnivores.
According to Zoo Atlanta, giant pandas live to be about 20 years in the wild but up to 30 years in zoos.
Zoo Atlanta has panda twin cubs -- sisters named Mei Lun and Mei Huan. They were born on July 15, 2013 at the zoo. They are the first panda twins born in the United States since 1987.
At Zoo Atlanta, the pandas eat five times a day. They also receive delicious treats of fruit, biscuits and sugar cane.
Giant pandas have strong jaw muscles that allow them to break bamboo.
Zoo Atlanta panda twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan enjoy eating bamboo when they're not playing or napping.
Zoo Atlanta is one of four zoos in the United States to have giant pandas as part of a partnership with China.
Zoo Atlanta has donated more than $10 million for the conservation of giant pandas in China.