GIANT PANDAS:

One of the most rarest animals on Earth

Predators and Prey

A pandas predators are brown bears, leapards, and wild dogs. Snow leapards, jackals, and yellow throathed martens eat panda cubs. Their solitary nature is seen as making them vulnerable but pandas will attack with their physical strenght, powerful jaws, and teeth so they can protect themselves. They are peaceful animals and will usually avoid confrontation but if escape is impossible, they will fight back. They eat more than 20 kinds of alpine bamboos. Pandas consume birds and rodents from time to time.

Habitat

Pands dont hibernate, instead they shelter in caves or hollow trees in winter. They live in few mountain ranges in central China. Pandas live in a habitat that is cool and wet. They are also native to China and considered a national treasure in China. Pandas are also distant relatives of red pandas.

Adaptations

Pandas are skilled cimbers and efficient swimmers. They stand to about 2-3ft tall at the shoulder(on all four legs), and reach 4-6ft long. A pandas paw have long retractile claws and furry undersides wich help them grip better. Giant panda are distinguished from othes because of their large size. Their black and white bold coloring may help provide camoflauge. Pandas also have a sixth thumb to help them grab bamboo. They will also urinate or scent mark to warn others of their prescence in that territory.

Panda Cubs

Five months after mating a single cub is born in a nest. Gives birth to 1-2 cubs a year and stays with their mom until they are 18 months. Cubs have strong skulls so if they fall they wont get hurt. Panda mothers eat the cubs poop so it eliminates the evidence of the cubs prescence in that area

Behavior

Pandas spend over 40% of the day sleeping and 2% to play. They have to eat 15% of their body weight in 12 hours. They also live alone for most of their life except one month during the breeding season. Pandas are most active during the morning and dusk. Pandas also defecate 48 times a day.