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                                           Best Facts about Pandas

Pandas are one of the world’s most beloved animals. These beautiful creatures are native to eastern Asia. They are very much different from bears and prefer vegetarian diet. Pandas have been on or planet for around 2-3 million years. Lifespan of a panda in wild is 20 years. The eyespots of a baby panda are initially in the shape of a circle. As they grow, their circled eyespots become tear drops. There are only 240 pandas left in captivity and all of them are part of a breeding program. A female panda is fertile only three days in a year and usually give birth to only cub at once. Their gestation period varies from 97-163 days.

Quick Facts: –

  • Pandas generally feed on grasses, bamboos, bulbs, fruits and some small insects.
  • Baby pandas are born hairless and with their eyes closed and 1/900th the size of their mother.
  • An adult giant panda has 42 teeth.
  • Pandas are also known as bamboo bears.
  • They rely on spatial memory not visual memory.
  • The WWF logo was inspired by a giant panda named as Chi-Chi. He was brought to the London Zoo in 1961.
  • 99% of a panda’s diet is bamboo. They can peel and eat a bamboo shot in about 30 seconds.
  • They have been a symbol of peace in China.
  • They can stand upright but their short hind legs are not strong enough to support their bodies.
  • Pandas have plantigrade feet as their entire foot touches the ground when walking.
  • They are shy animals and prefer to live alone.
  • Young pandas have been known to eat their mother’s feces.
  • They can walk with their front paws turned inward.
 

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