As one of the most endangered species, The Giant Pandas have lots of fans all over the world. The facts below will help you understand more about these cute bamboo-eating bears.
No, giant pandas don’t hibernate. Even when the temperature drops to minus 4 to 140C, they still walk through the bamboo forest over piles of snow, just like they are living in a white tent. Pandas don’t fear humidity either, and always live in places with 80% relative humidity.
They have a fear of heat, but they adapt to the cold.
Yes, they are good at climbing. This behavior always appears at the start of courtship, which is also a way to avoid risk.
Yes, they are good swimmers.
They have a very good sense of hearing and smell. Giant pandas keep contact by scent markers which have been left in their habitat. They use scent markers in their living area so that they can lead a peaceful coexistence. In this way, giant pandas will recognize and find their companions or keep their distance from each other.
Their vision is poor, because they usually live in deep valleys and lush forests with dim light. Besides, giant pandas’ pupils have a longitudinal crack just like cats’ eyes. Therefore, their normal activities are not affected at night.
Yes, giant pandas’ ancestors are carnivores. They have inherited some characteristics from their ancestors. If it is possible, they need to eat some meat.
No, wild pandas only inhabit China, but other countries have borrowed animals from China.
They excrete 40 times a day.
No, their cubs are not easy to get close to, and panda keepers have to wear panda costumes in order to take care of them.
No, it is very difficult for them, because the estrus cycle of female giant pandas only lasts for 3 days in a year. The courtship usually falls in March to May. According to scientific statistics, infertility rates are 78% and 90% in female and male giant pandas respectively.
Yes, they spend 54% of their time eating, 43% of their time resting and 3% of their time playing.
Wild female pandas start their courtship when they are 5 to 6 years old. However, giant pandas in captivity tend to reach maturity early. They are in estrus at 4 years old, and mating at 5 years old. As for male giant pandas, they start mating from 7 to 8 years old.
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