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Amazing Facts About Pandas

Monday, Aug 16, 2021, 6:20 am


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1.Pandas Eating Bamboo

Pandas are considered carnivores, but their diet makes them appear to be solely herbivores. Pandas eat about 25-30 pounds of bamboo on a daily basis. During the springtime, a panda may eat about100 pounds of bamboo in a day. With the amount of bamboo they consume, pandas are getting more than enough fiber in their diet.




2.Meaning of the name Panda

Pandas have roamed the earth for several years. Its name may seem odd, but it fits the animal and its way of life. The word "panda" is said tobederived from the Nepalese word "poonya," which can mean "bamboo-eating animal" or "plant-eating animal." Pandas are primarily herbivores, so their name fits perfectly.



3.Panda Ovulation

There are thousands of pandas all over the world, but chances are it took years for them all to get here. Humans, the females that is, ovulate every month. However, female pandas only ovulate once a year. To further put things into perspective, female pandas are fertile only two or three days out of the year.





4.Pandas are Pigeon-Toed

All Panda breeds have a hard time walking. All pandas are pigeon-toed. They walk with their front paws turned inward. At times it may appear as though their legs are broken or hurt, but it's just their nature to walk that way. Humans can have this defect fix, but pandas cannot.



5.Baby Pandas Leave The Nest Early

Humans can't wait for their kids to turn 18, so they can leave the nest and start their own lives. In the panda world, the cubs leave home much earlier. A panda cub is almost two years old when it leaves its mother. While most people would think this is too early for any cub to be on its own, this is considered the norm for pandas.
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6.Giant Panda Cub Newborn

Giant panda cubs are usually born in either August or September. They have pink skin, no teeth and tend to have a thin layer of white fur. These cubs are no bigger than a stick of butter at birth and don't open their eyes until they are four to six weeks old.



7.Running Panda

Pandas aren't the quickest animals on the planet. There is a huge misconception about the agility of pandas because of their relation to the bear family. Pandas do not run fast at all. Their idea of 'running,' is doing a slow trot to get to where they want to go.




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8.Standing Panda

It's not every day that you see a panda standing, but they are capable of doing it. Most people don't realize that a panda can stand upright, just like a bear or human. But due to their short hind legs,pandas are not strong enough to support their bodies in an upright position for long. A panda's bones are twice as heavy as the bones of other animals that are the same size.



9.Red Pandas

The red panda doesn't look like a panda, but it is indeed classified as one. In truth, the red panda and the giant panda both share the same habitat and diet, and coincidentally both breeds are also endangered. Studies have shown that the red panda is in the raccoon family and it shows.



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10.Giant Panda Cub Eyes

Pandas are known for their black eyespots, and even though their spots look the same, there's more to the story. Giant panda cubs tend to have eyespots in the shape of a circle during the beginning stages of their life. As giant panda cubs grow, the circles become shaped like a teardrop.



11.Giant Pandas Are Endangered

Giant Pandas have always been a hit at the zoo, but if something isn't done to save them, people may no longer see them there. The giant panda has been on the endangered species list since 1990. The reason for these cuddly creatures; appearance on this list is due totheir habitats being threatened and poaching.




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12.Panda Life Span

Pandas would make great lifelong pets, if they were actually domesticated animals. Research has shown that theaverage life span of giant pandas that live in the wild is about 20 years. This number can fluctuate, depending on the panda's health.Captive pandas can reportedly live to be anywhere from 25-30 years of age.



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