15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Panda That You Probably Didn’t Know

Who doesn’t love Panda? They are so Un”bear”ably cute that we can’t stop loving them.

But did you know that Zoos around the world typically rent pandas from China? or Why do Pandas eat and sleep so much?

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In addition to being cute and lovely, there are also many awesome facts about Pandas that you should know. So, Let’s get to know them.

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15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Panda That You Probably Didn't Know

1. Giant pandas live 18–20 years in the wild and 25 to 30 years in captivity. The world’s oldest giant panda was Xinxing in Chongqing Zoo at 38 years old and four months (1982–2020).

2. A group of pandas is called an embarrassment of pandas.

3. Giant pandas eat and eat and eat. Every day Pandas spend 12-14 hours eating, which is more than half of a day.

4. In fact, The Panda spends 55% of its life collecting, preparing, and eating bamboo. Damn! This guy has got his priorities straight. 

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5. To understand why pandas eat so much, you need to look more closely at what they eat. Yep, bamboo is the culprit as it has a very poor nutritional source low in protein and high in fiber that pandas can’t digest well. Yet bamboo comprises 99% of a panda’s diet. So to compensate for the nutrition they lack, pandas need to eat 20 to 40 pounds a day.

Mind-Blowing Facts about Panda

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Panda That You Probably Didn't Know

6. Panda is considered to be a national treasure in China.

7. In fact, All pandas in the world belong to China.

Zoos around the world typically rent pandas from China in pairs for 10 years at a time, paying China annual fees of up to $1 million. When a cub is born, zoos pay China an extra, one-time fee of $400,000. And any cub that is born must be returned to China after 4 years.


8. Good news! Giant panda’s conservation status was recently upgraded from endangered to vulnerable.

9. Panda’s black and white fur works as a great camouflage for them. White fur allows them to blend into snowy backgrounds. And their black fur allows them to blend into shady forest backgrounds.

10. All pandas are born female. Males are only born if a panda receives a fright in its first 48 hours of life. This is why some zoos hire employees to scare the pandas.

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15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Panda That You Probably Didn't Know

10. Pandas have quite a bit in common with carnivores. A panda’s digestive system is more closely related to that of a carnivore than an herbivore which is why they don’t digest plants very well.

11. When they’re not eating, pandas rest and rest and poop and poop. Since they don’t digest bamboo very well, pandas end up dropping a lot of it as waste. Pandas poop more than 40 times a day, producing more than 8 kilos (62 lb) of waste.

12. Pandas spend a lot of time napping to compensate for their low-energy diet. A Giant Panda may sleep up to 12 hours a day.

13. Pandas cubs are born blind, helpless, and tiny. Panda cub weighs just five-ounce, which is about one-thousandth the size of their mom.

14. Moreover, Panda cubs are born pink.

15. A sad fact about Panda is that When a Panda has twins in the wild, she will leave the weaker one to perish and choose to raise the stronger cub. The reason for this is that they don’t have sufficient milk or energy to care for two cubs.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading about 15 Amazing Panda facts for kids.

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