10 Cute Facts About Pandas

#5. Bamboo

Bamboo

Giant pandas are technically carnivores but they eat bamboo and a lot of it in fact. The plant doesn’t have much nutrition so pandas can eat around 85 pounds of bamboo per day to keep up their nutrition level. In fact, an average panda can eat a shoot in just 40 seconds. Their throats have a special lining to protect them from splinters.

#6. They have 7 toes

Even with 7 toes, they don’t chase after other animals, they just use all their toes to grab bamboo and maneuver in into fat cigar shapes which makes it easier for them to eat a lot in one go.

#7. Solitary animals

Solitary animals

Giant pandas are shy animals and prefer staying alone. They have a heightened sense of smell and use that to detect and avoid other pandas nearby. They only make it an exception during the mating season when the males locate females.

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