The giant panda is the rarest member of the bear family and among the world’s most threatened animals.
According to worldwidelife Panda live mainly in temperate forests high in the mountains of southwest China, where they subsist almost entirely on bamboo. They must eat around 26 to 84 pounds of it every day, depending on what part of the bamboo they are eating. They use their enlarged wrist bones that function as opposable thumbs.
A newborn panda is about the size of a stick of butter—about 1/900th the size of its mother—but females can grow up to about 200 pounds, while males can grow up to about 300 pounds as adults. These bears are excellent tree climbers despite their bulk.
1. It is omnivorous
Although 90% of their diet is based on bamboo, they also eat some small animals.
2. At birth, they are blind and white
Their skin color ends up changing due to a chemical reaction between their skin and the mother’s saliva.
3. They are aggressive in nature
Despite their appearance, they are animals that can be very dangerous.
4. They are lonely
They do not usually go in groups as they like to go through life without company.
5. They barely procreate
Females are only fertile for 2 days throughout the year and males are quite inactive.
6. They do not hibernate
Although they are bears, having a bamboo-based diet does not generate fat deposits in their body.
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7. They have 6 fingers (and two thumbs)
One of them is more of a sesmoid bone, although it uses it as a thumb.
8. Almost in danger of extinction
Infact, In China people have been sentenced to death for trafficking in their skins or killing a specimen.