Are giant pandas really bears?

Answer DNA testing has proved that giant pandas are bears and not related to raccoons, as red pandas are. Giant pandas share some characteristics with red pandas and do not share certain characteristics w... Read More »

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How much do giant pandas eat in one day?

The giant panda's diet consists primarily of bamboo. Because bamboo is low in nutrients, pandas spend at least 12 hours eating as much of 84 pounds (38 kg) of it per day. Giant Pandas may also eat ... Read More »

How do giant pandas breed?

Giant pandas are one of the most endangered animals in the world, with roughly 1,600 left in the wild. Because of the difficulty pandas have breeding in the wild, there are efforts to breed giant ... Read More »

How many giant pandas were there 10 years ago?

No precise numbers exist for the turn of the 21st century, because pandas are elusive and hard to track. Researchers have conducted just three official panda counts since the 1970s. The 2004 count ... Read More »

Why are giant pandas endangered?

Indigenous to southwestern China, giant panda bears generate great interest worldwide. Beginning life as little bundles of joy weighing about four to eight ounces, these uniquely colored bears grow... Read More »