Interesting Facts About Giant Pandas!
April 17, 2017
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- The Giant Panda is found in dense bamboo and coniferous forests. They like water and prefer to stay near streams.
- The Giant Panda has large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. It also has a small tail – about 4 to 6 inches. They grow to about 59” tall and weigh 220 to 331 lbs.
- Despite their round figure, they are good at climbing trees and do so to escape danger or look for food.
- Giant Pandas are herbivorous eating mainly bamboo shoots. An adult eats about 26 to 84 lbs of bamboo in a day. They spend 12 hours on eating and do this very fast because their bodies digest only about a fifth of what they eat.
- They have enlarged wrist bones which act like thumbs to help them grip the bamboo whilst eating.
- They are shy solitary animals that briefly come together only for mating.
- Each adult defines a territory for itself and the females are not tolerant of other females in their range.
- They have low reproductive rates. The cubs usually stay with their mothers for nearly 18 months.
- Giant Pandas do not have permanent dens and when the weather turns cold, will move to another location with warmer temperature.
- They do not hibernate unlike other bears living in temperate climates.
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