AmazingChina Beautiful China documentary series about giant panda stories, . Giant pandas, also known as cat bears, Chinese bears, bamboo bears, silver dogs, fierce tigers, etc., are fat and bearish in body, plump and rich, with round heads and short tails. The original standard Chinese name for giant pandas was actually “猫熊”, which means “cat-like bear”. Before the 1950s, Chinese was written in straight script, and reading was from right to left. After the horizontal script it goes from left to right, but at that time people were used to the reading order of the straight script from right to left, so they mistook it for Panda. Changed the name of panda panda to panda, and its common name, giant panda, was recognized by people.