The giant panda or panda bear is a species of bear native to china. Pandas are quite an iconic species because of their black and white markings. They are also well known on social media to be clumsy and playful.
When pandas aren’t eating they’re sleeping. They will spend around 10-16 hours eating and consume over 30kg of food per day. While pandas feed mostly on bamboo (90% of their diet consists of plants), these bears aren’t fully herbivorous.
Panda births both in the wild and captivity are extremely rare. Scientists aren’t quite sure why but along with habitat destruction and poaching, this means the panda bear is critically endangered.
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