Awesome Panda Facts

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1. Male pandas do a handstand while peeing to mark trees.
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2. In the wild, pandas can mate as many as 48 times in an hour.
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3. Pandas have one of the highest bite forces of any carnivore.
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4. The only species of bear that does not move its ears to pick up sound is the giant panda.
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5. More than 60% of pandas born in captivity die within a week.
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6. Young elephants, pandas, koalas, and hippos eat the feces of their mothers.
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7. When Pandas are born, they are smaller than a mouse.
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8. Pandas eat bamboo almost exclusively. About 88 pounds of it every day.
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9. Pandas are biologically carnivorous and derive little nutrition from bamboo, which is why they must eat so much of it.
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10. Pandas defecate 50 times a day.
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11. A group of pandas is called an "embarrassment."
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12. Newborn pandas are around 6 inches long and weigh 4 to 8 ounces.
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13. Panda researchers have to wear panda costumes at work.
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14. A group of pandas is called an 'embarrassment.'
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15. Pandas have been known to fake pregnancies in order to receive more food and special treatment from humans.
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16. Panda bears eat bamboo largely because they have no umami taste receptors — meat tastes bland to them.
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17. The giant panda spends around 55% of its life collecting, preparing and eating bamboo.

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