11 Facts About Pandas

1. 99% of a panda’s diet consists of bamboo.

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2. Young panda’s eat their own mother’s feces.

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3. Pandas have lived on Earth for nearly 3 million years.

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4. A group of pandas is called an embarrassment.

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5. Female pandas ovulate once a year and are fertile for only two or three days.

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6. Pandas have one of the strongest bite forces of any carnivore.

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7. The word Panda may have been developed from the Nepalese word poonya, which means “bamboo eating animal” or “plant eating animal”.

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8. The average Giant Panda spends around 55% of it’s life collecting, preparing and eating bamboo.

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9. Pandas can poo nearly 40 times a day.

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10. Pandas can not run fast. They can only slowly trot.

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11. The first giant panda ever to be born in captivity was born in Beijing Zoo in 1963.

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