This Happened When These Pandas Met Their Mother

This Happened When These Pandas Met Their Mother

This is a joyful Panda-monium…

These are some very touching moments when a Giant Panda met her babies for the first time. It often happens in the wild that when female Pandas give birth to twins or triplets, they take one offspring and leave the others behind.

This may be a form of self preservation. Their unique diet doesn’t give them the necessary energy to feed and take care of more than one.

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Giant pandas are an endangered species. A 2004 census found only about 1,600 wild giant pandas. They live in scattered populations in the mountains of central China, mostly in Sichuan Province, but also in Gansu and Shaanxi Provinces. But there is a glimmer of hope for these gentle giants.

A report found that while 1,596 pandas were counted in the 2003 National Giant Panda Survey, the number has grown to 1,864 individuals. Sixty-seven percent of these bears live on protected nature reserves, and there are 27 more reserves in existence than when the third survey was completed, with a current total of 67. Source: ifl

Giant pandas eat almost nothing but bamboo.

Panda Behaviour:

1. They Don’t Like Stressful Situations

Because of their low-energy diet they avoid stressful situations and exertion, preferring shallow slopes and solitary living. They use scent markers to avoid one another.

2. Eating Habits

The can eat for as long as 14 hours in one sitting. They need about 12 to 38 -kilogram food per day, which accounts for approximately 40{cf918ab7356402c04ba72a6fa0b5f66845cd33766ec6411aab18f80495381dc7} of its own weight. Wild giant pandas eat grasses, wild fruits, insects, mice, even lambs in the surrounding villages and leftovers in rubbish dumps as well.

3. They Love Climbing

The giant pandas are good at climbing trees and love playing, and they propose to their partners, run away from danger and evade stronger competitors by climbing trees. Once in a while, the giant pandas also show their kindness to sheep and pigs by sharing food and rooms with them.

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4. How They Communicate

Most communication among giant pandas is reached by scent markings left on the habitat, by which they can find their previous partners during mating season. After finding their partners, they will communicate with sound and they will remain silent when playing.

5. Reproduction

Pands have only one heat during the breeding season, which usually falls in March to May and only lasts 2 to 3 days each time. Giant panda gestation is about 83 to 200 days. When female giant pandas have two or more cubs at one birth in the wild, they would choose to take care of one and abandon the other.

Source: Chinahighlights