Top 10 Amazing Facts About Giant Panda
Giant Panda is a kind of black and white bear living in bamboo forests in central China. It is recognized as the ambassador of all endangered species on the planet. Below are top 10 interesting things to know about this are animal.
2. Giant panda is one of the world’s rarest mammals with only an estimated 1,500 pandas left in the wild and 370 pandas in zoos and breeding centers.
3. Giant pandas are generally solitary and spend over 12 hours a day eating, the remainder resting. Males and females only come together briefly through cent marks, calls, and occasional meetings.
4. Giant pandas wear black fur on ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs and shoulders, while the rest of their fur is white.
5. Giant pandas eat almost exclusively bamboo shoots and leaves. The average adult giant panda eat about 15-20 kg of bamboo a day.
6. Unlike other bears living in temperate climates, the giant panda does not hibernate. In winter, it lives in lowland areas to keep warm, while in summer it moves to higher altitude land to keep cool.
7. Many people find these chunky, lumbering animals to be cute, but giant panda has large molar teeth and strong jaw muscles that it can be as dangerous as any other bear.
8. Wildlife biologists aren’t exactly sure why giant pandas are black and white; some speculate that pandas developed the contrasting black and white colors so they could find each other to mate in the forest.
9. Giant pandas may appear sedentary, but they are good tree-climbers and swimmers. When hearing abnormal sounds they will escape immediately or climb the nearest tree quickly.
10. Scientists estimate that a panda’s average life span in the wild is 15 years while those in zoos can live well into their 20’s and rarely into their 30’s.