1. All pandas in the world are on loan from China.
  2. About 2,000 pandas are found in the wild.
  3. 99% of a Panda's diet consists of bamboo.
  4. The giant panda is actually a bear.
  5. Young elephants, pandas, koalas, and hippos eat the feces of their mothers.
  6. Pandas can poop
    up to
    40 times
    a day.
  7. The life span of giant pandas in the wild is approximately 20 years.
  8. Out of their natural habitat more than 60% of male pandas exhibit no sexual desire at all.
  9. The West first learned of the giant panda in 1869, when a French missionary received a skin from a hunter.
  10. Female pandas are fertile only up to 3 days a year.
  11. The giant panda spends around 55% of its life collecting, preparing and eating bamboo.
  12. One of the reasons the WWF chose the Panda as their logo was to
    save printing costs.
  13. Pandas have lived on Earth for 2 to 3 million years.
  14. When a baby Panda is born, it's shipped by FedEx to China to help expand the gene pool.
  15. A panda fur is worth between US$60,000 and US$100,000 on the illegal trade market.
  16. One giant panda usually needs between 2.5 to 4 square miles (10 million m2) of land to survive.
  17. A group of pandas is called an "embarrassment."
  18. Pandas eat bamboo largely because they have no umami taste receptors. Meat tastes bland to them.
  19. In ancient times, Chinese people feared pandas and described them as metal-devouring black-and-white "tapirs."
  20. Pandas have one of the highest bite forces of any carnivore.
  21. Pandas walk with their front paws turned inward.
  22. Grown pandas have to eat as much as 80 pounds of bamboo per day to meet their nutritional needs.
  23. Pandas are considered to be endangered, with about 1,600 in the wild and another few hundred in captivity.
  24. In a bid to encourage Pandas to mate, Chinese scientists have experimented with "panda porn", explicit videos of pandas mating.
  25. People love Pandas because it reminds them of babies, some scientists say.
  26. The female panda may only be fertile for a few days each year but during this period she will mate dozens of times with multiple males.
  27. Panda researchers have to wear panda costumes to work with cubs.
  28. A newborn panda weighs less than an iPhone .
  29. More than 60% of pandas born in captivity die within a week.
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