When we think about Pandas, we think of innocent childhood that everyone admires. Pandas are cute and have many fans universally. However, do you really know Pandas? Bellow is some intriguing facts to help you know more about them.
As per those who have done a research on pandas they know that a pink, blind and hairless, panda infants weigh just three to five ounces and have been compared in size to a stick of butter.
However, within a year, pandas tip the scales at around 100 pounds. This is not all, it’s believed that fully mature pandas can be up to six feet long and reach up to 350 pounds.
Giant pandas are technically carnivores. However, their diets consist nearly exclusively of bamboo. A panda can eat 85 pounds of bamboo a day to maintain their energy levels and can scarf down a shoot in about 40 seconds. The Panda do so because the bamboo plant lacks much nutritional value.
Are you thinking how a panda gulp hard bamboo, so let us tell you that their throats have a special lining to protect against splinters. Pandas have opposable "thumbs," along with five other fingers, that allow them to hold bamboo and remove the plant's stems and leaves before eating.
By: Priyanka Negi