Some interesting Facts about Pandas

Here is the list of cool facts about your favourite animal "Panda".  Read it and enjoy it!

1.  Almost all Pandas just eat bamboo leaves and shoots. But it doesn’t have much nutritional value.

2. More than half of newborn pandas die from being accidentally crushed by their mothers or from diseases.

3. One of the main reason why WWF chose Panda to be their logo: They wanted an animal that had an impact in black and white to save money on printing costs.

4. Panda fur is worth $65,000-100,000 on the black market.

5. Female panda ovulate once a year and are fertile for only two or three days.

6. It takes about seven years for a male cub to become an adult and up to five years for a female cub.

7. At the initial stage, giant panda cub have circle shape eyespots but as the cub grow, the cirles become shaped like a teardrop.

8. Pandas have six finger on their pow.

9. Did you know that Pandas lack visual memory? They rely on spatial memory completely.

10. A newborn panda cub is 1/900th the size of its mother. 

11. The first panda came to the United States in 1936 – a cub to a zoo in Chicago. The second one came after another 50 years. Yes Pandas are that rare!

12. Pandas are native to china.

13. Did you know that Pandas are good swimmers?

14. Giant pandas have lived in the bamboo forests of China for millions years and have been honored by the Chinese for a very long time.

15. Only 1,000 giant pandas are left in the wild.

16. People from ancient China thought that giant pandas have some mystical powers, and they could ward off evil spirits and natural disasters. And thus came “Kung Fu Panda”

17. Giant pandas have 41 teeth. Like us, they have two sets of teeth in their lifetime.

18. Pandas live a low-energy, sedentary lifestyle, it’s mainly because their digestive system cannot digest cellulose well and it doesn’t get much nutrition or energy to be active.

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