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’.