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Friday, October 1, 2010

Giant Pandas

Isn't that so sweet?

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Hi, it's Maya. Today I will be talking about Giant Pandas. Giant Pandas live in bamboo forests in the rainy mountains of southwestern China. They're one of the worlds rarest mammals. Only about 1,000 Giant Pandas remain in the wild. Isn't that sad? They eat almost nothing other than bamboo shoots and leaves. Sometimes they eat other vegetation, fish, or small animals, but 99 percent of their diet is bamboo shoots and leaves. Giant Pandas eat fast and eat alot, they spend about 12 hours of their day eating. They digest only around a fifth of what they eat. They have to eat up to 15 percent of their body weight to stay healthy. Pandas have to eat at least two different species of bamboo or they will starve. They're very shy and they don't normally go where humans are. Giant Pandas can live up to being 30 years old in captivity. Pandas weigh from 75 to 136 kilograms. The Chinese name for panda means "large bear-cat." Well that's all, bye!

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