Did you Know?

Something you might not know about those unbelievably cute living dominoes. Pandas are arguably one of the cutest critters on the planet and we might think there is not much beyond their adorable antics, furry fluffiness and bamboo obsessions, but I was wondering what these guys are hiding. 🙂

At birth, the cub is helpless, and it takes considerable effort on the mother’s part to raise it. A newborn cub weighs three to five ounces and is about the size of a stick of butter. Pink, hairless, and blind, the cub is 1/900th the size of its mother. Except for a marsupial (such as the kangaroo or opossum), a giant panda baby is the smallest mammal newborn relative to its mother’s size.

Another couple of interesting tidbits are that Pandas rely on spatial memory, not visual memory and their scientific name, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, means ‘black and white cat-footed animal’.

These amazing creatures are on the endangered list and need protection – I don’t want to think of a world without these magical, wonderful, loving animals.

 

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About Shemer

Author who loves reading, writing, horse riding, archery, books, dancing and many other things. Fulltime Soldier and part-time wildlife management student who loves to do adventurous things and explore the real world or books in her spare time.
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2 Responses to Did you Know?

  1. Almond says:

    And there will be no such world – as long as you and your kind are here to love them, care and fight for them, beautiful Shamira..

  2. Shamira says:

    thank you marmee 🙂 hugs

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