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