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8 Interesting Facts About Giant Panda

The giant panda is the rarest member of the bear family and among the world’s most threatened animals.

8 Interesting Facts About Giant Panda

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.

8 Interesting Facts About Giant Panda

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.

 

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