The panda bear is one of the most famous wild animals on earth and is just super cute. When you see this super cute bear you have to grin and would love to have a round of “panda cuddles”.

The giant panda lives in a very limited range within China. It inhabits subtropical mountains and reaches up to 4,000 m in height. Its main food source is bamboo, a giant sweet grass, of which it prefers to eat the young plants. The giant panda lives on the ground but is also good at climbing and swimming.

Panda bears are solitary animals and only mate in the spring. The female gives birth to one or two young, which she raises alone. At the age of one and a half years, the young bears leave their mother and can reproduce themselves from around the age of five. You can learn more about this cuddly animal below.

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Lesson for kids: Interesting facts about giant pandas

The panda is the heraldic animal of the WWF

The giant panda was chosen as the heraldic animal of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) at its inception. The fact that this wild animal is still alive today is partly thanks to the WWF.

Panda cubs are born in a cave

The bear retreats into a hollowed-out log or mountain cave to give birth to her baby. Birth caves are specially prepared for panda bears in zoos.

The giant panda sleeps half a day

The panda bear sleeps 50% of the day. During the other half of the day, he eats.

Panda bears eat huge amounts

The wild animal can eat an unbelievable 40 kilograms of bamboo during the day. Since bamboo is grass, you can guess that this is a really large amount.

Pandas have six fingers

Strictly speaking, the sixth finger is an extension of the carpal bone. This appears like an extra thumb and makes it easier for the panda to hold the bamboo while eating.

Pandas are nocturnal

The wild animals move at night and sleep in caves during the day.

The fact that the panda is so well-known and remains so is mainly due to its typical appearance with its plush fur, black ears, white face, and black-rimmed eyes. Thus, if you want to teach kids about animals like panda bears, educational travel can be the ideal way.