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Panda Predator

There are almost no predators for adult pandas. Pandas try hard to avoid conflicts. They can climb trees, swim, and they don’t hibernate. Even if they want to fight, given the size and weight of an adult panda,  with their powerful jaws and claws, the animals attacking the pandas may not be able to win at [...]

Newborn Panda

Newborn pandas are very small, similar in size to a little panda’s cub, weighing only 90-131 grams (the heaviest weighs only 170 grams), averaging about 100 grams, making only 1/900 of the mother's body weight. A black bear's newborn is 1/200-1/300 the size of its mother, which is more than 3 times larger than a panda. Therefore, [...]

How Fast Can A Panda Run?

A panda's speed of long-distance trek is usually 5-10 km/h. In case of danger, they can run in the mountain jungle at a speed of 50 km/h, which is almost as fast as a car! If they are on a flat road, their speed will even be higher, and they probably don’t need more than [...]

Panda’s Sixth Finger

At the Giant Panda Museum in the Wolong Giant Panda Protection Area in Sichuan, we may take a closer look at the palm of giant pandas - they actually have six fingers. In addition to the thumb in the normal position, it also has another thumb. A very small number of humans grow six fingers [...]

What Captive Pandas Eat ?

For pandas in captivity, it is necessary to ensure their adequate nutrition and their skills in obtaining and eating bamboo. Through years of research, Chinese experts have mastered some scientific methods in this regard. When the two-year-old Huanhuan was moved from a zoo to the research center a year ago, it weighed more than 90 [...]

Panda’s Pseudo-Pregnancy

In general, the diagnosis for a panda’s pregnancy are: 1. external observation method: this is the observation of the panda’s appetite which decreases when she’s pregnant, she starts to act cautiously, she starts to be afraid of being in a crowded environment, and she starts to sleep more. 2. ultrasonic diagnosis method: making use of [...]

When Pandas Eat Bamboo, Why Wouldn’t Their Mouth Get Pricked?

To answer this question, we must not give a simple answer such as “we human beings also eat fish, so there’s no problem.” This is because as human beings, we’re used to eating fish. When we have fish in our mouth, we can make use of our oral muscles and tongue to separate the fish [...]

How Pandas Eat Bamboo

Pandas mainly feed on broad-leaved mixed forests under the alpine, subalpine and middle-low mountain, mixed with coniferous, and bamboo plants growing under the forest with a canopy density of 50-70% of the small diameter. According to a survey, Sichuan Province alone has 19 kinds of bamboos, counting for nearly 164 species, among which 23 of [...]

Why Are Pandas White And Black

The color of the panda is black and white, and it’s because pandas first appeared in the Quaternary Ice Age. Their body color was changed to adapt to the severely cold weather. In many cases, animals with black and white spots can break the outline, making it difficult for the hunters to judge the specific [...]

The Growth Cycle Of Pandas

Newborn: A newborn panda cub is only one-thousandth of the weight of its mother. The average weight is only about 120 grams, the lightest is 51 grams, and the heaviest is 225 grams.  The cub has pink skin and white hair, its eyes and ears are not fully developed, nor its immune system. One to [...]

Why Do People Love Pandas

The reason is the survival instinct of human beings to be fond of pandas. If we see an alien, would you find it lovely? I guess it’s not likely. But if you see a tiny human being (babies), would you find it cute? Normally, you would. It’s not because the baby is “cute” that we [...]

Panda’s Tail

But, does anyone still remember what a panda’s tail look like ? Perhaps someone may ask, “what, does a panda have a tail?” The weight of a newborn panda is generally between 120 and 160g, and the body length is from 13 to 16 cm. Their tail and body length ratio is about 1/4. When they [...]

How Do Pandas Raise Panda Cubs?

The breeding rate of pandas is relatively low. A mother usually needs one and a half to two years to take care of her cubs. Pandas do not reproduce after labor. As a result, pandas usually give birth every other year. Not only pandas, but many other animals have the same breeding patterns, such as [...]

How much does it cost to raise a panda in private?

The cost of raising a panda is divided into three parts - rent, food, and venue. Under normal circumstances, renting a panda costs 1 million US dollars every year. It is not ideal for raising a single one. When it reaches its estrus period, it must reproduce to continue their population. Therefore, raising two would [...]

Qinling Panda

Qinling is an area with the highest population of pandas in China, its density ranks the first throughout the country. Qinling pandas is an important group of pandas, they have a unique distribution pattern and evolution history. There is a significant difference between the Qinling pandas and those in Sichuan and Gansu. That is, it [...]