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In the wild, the Giant Panda is a terrestrial animal and primarily spends its life roaming and feeding in the bamboo forests of the Qinling Mountains and in the hilly Sichuan Province. The Giant Panda is an endangered species, threatened by continued habitat loss and by a very low birthrate, both in the wild and in captivity. The Giant Panda has been a target for poaching by locals since ancient times, and by foreigners since it was introduced to the West.

The Red Panda is a small arboreal mammal and the only species of the genus Ailurus. Slightly larger than a domestic cat, it has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It eats mainly bamboo, but is omnivorous and may also eat eggs, birds, insects, and small mammals. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

Giant Panda Bear Facts

Giant Panda Bear Facts

Giant Panda Bears are protected by law and considered a treasure in Chinese Culture. Chinese people call Giant Pandas “large bear cats”. Unfortunately Panda Bears are susceptible to poachers. In an effort to protect the Giant Panda Bears, the Chinese Government has imposed a life sentence on anyone convicted of poaching the Giant Panda Bear.

Panda Bears have thick woolly coats that keep in warm in the climate of the cool forests. Most Giant Panda Bears are black and white, though there are also a rare brown and white variation. Each Giant Panda’s markings varies slightly from other Pandas.

Giant Panda Bears are 5 feet in length and weigh approximately 220-330 lbs

Giant Panda Bears are actually members of the genus order “Carnivora” yet they eat mostly bamboo. In fact Giant Panda Bear’s use bamboo for both food and shelter. Bamboo is so low in nutrients they must eat alot, as a result Panda’s spend 10-16 hours a day eating. Panda Bears get much of their needed water from Bamboo. (Bamboo is 90% water).

Giant Panda Bears spend most of their lives alone except during their breeding season. Giant Pandas have a very short breeding season. They only ovulate once per year making reproduction a challenge.

Giant Panda Bears give birth to a litter of only 1-2 cubs. Giant Panda Bears are born, bald, and helpless. At birth a baby Giant Panda bear only weighs 4 ounces. The mother takes great care and pride in caring for newborn baby Pandas, not leaving their den for days after giving birth. There is a high mortality rate in young Panda Bears.

A baby Panda Bear’s cubs eyes open after 50-60 days, at 10 weeks the baby panda will begin crawling and at 21 weeks the baby panda will start to walk and play. A Panda Bear cub will nurse until 18 months of age. Panda Bear cubs live with their mother for up to 3 years.

Giant Panda Bears live in China. Most Giant Panda Bears live in Sechuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces of China. The clearing in the lowlands has restricted Panda Bears to the mountainous regions.

The life expectancy of a Giant Panda Bear in the wild is 14-20 years.

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