Monday, 23 April 2012


Due to farming, pandas are very rare.

Pandas eat bamboo stalks, buds and leaves. They also like to eat grass, tubers, and yams. They will even eat rodents and birds! They eat by holding the bamboo with their ‘thumb’ while they munch on the hard stalks. 

When baby pandas are very young, they have not grown their black patches yet. They are small, pink, and helpless. Adult pandas have woolly fur that keeps them warm in cold weather. Female pandas breed once a year. They are ready to mate when they are around 4 to 6 years old. Panda cubs stay around their mums until they are about two years old. 

Pandas are black and white, with wide paws and a round body. They have a short snout and short, thick legs. Their ears are small and rounded, and they have black patches of fur over their eyes. 

Pandas live in China, in the mountains where bamboo grows. But sadly, their habitat is being destroyed, so they are endangered. They live usually by themselves, wandering through the forest. Each panda has some marked territory. 

Pandas live up to 20 years at most in the wild, but about 30 years in captivity.

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