The giant panda is also known as panda bear and is native to southern China. It was named “giant panda” because it differentiates it from the red panda.
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The lifespan of giant pandas in the wild is about 20 years. Pandas in captivity can live up to 25-30 years
Pandas are a symbol of peace in China. Hundreds of years ago, there was a war among tribes in China and a flag was raised up with a picture of a panda on it to stop the fight.
The red panda and giant panda share the same habitat and food, and the two animals are also at risk. However, scientific evidence shows that the red panda is a family of racoons, while the giant panda is classified under the bear family. According to scientists, it is believed that the giant panda is so special that it should belong a group of its own.
Female pandas are fertile only for 2 – 3 days a year and the ovulate just once in 12 months.
A Panda’s skin is worth between $ 60,000 and $ 100,000 in the black market trade.
The tribe of Sichuan in China believed that urine of Panda could dissolve needle if swallowed. They also believe that if one sleeps on the panda helps to keep the spirits and ghost away and help predict the future. Also, in China, giant pandas are considered national treasures
Panda can eat an average of 25-30 pounds of bamboo a day. In the spring, they can eat up to 100 pounds in one day. Giant panda can peel and eat bamboo shoots in 40 seconds.
Giant pandas are driven out of the lowland areas in which they lived, and is now only found in the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi.