The Chinese call them “Xiongmao” or “Giant cat bear” and these giant, black and white furry creatures are nothing short of adorable. They are usually found in thick bamboo forests up in the mountains of central China. Check out these 10 cute facts about Pandas to make your day!
#1. They become big in just a few years
Like any other animal cub, baby pandas are adorable and weigh just three to five ounces! But these tiny, pink, blind and hairless infants soon grow to big pandas and can weigh 100 pounds in just a year. Fully mature pandas can weigh around 350 pounds and be up to six feet long.
#2. They have their priorities straight
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that these adorable giants have their priorities straight i.e. eating and sleeping. This is all they do all day- eat and sleep. If you want to visit a panda, better wake up early to see them active.
#3. Mating pandas
There is a reason pandas are endangered species. The only thing they do is sleep and eat and mating doesn’t make it to their list of priorities. Females produce only two off-springs per year and usually the stronger one survives while the other one is hand- reared. All these giant panda cubs born in foreign zoos belong to the Chinese government and must be returned.
#4. Renting Pandas
Pandas are only found in China but zoos in U.S. of Washington D.C, Atlanta, Memphis and San Diego also have giant pandas and for them, the government pays quite big bucks to the Chinese government. Apparently, these zoos pay somewhere around $1 million a year for a ten- year contract.