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Despite having the potential to be as fierce as other bears, Giant Pandas spend most of their day eating bamboo and sleeping. Why?

Giant Pandas spend most of their day chewing bamboo

We all love Pandas. They look like huge teddy bears with lots of fur, sad black eyes, and a weird lifestyle. But many would be amazed to know that they are of the same lineage as the more ferocious bears that easily hunt and prey on meat.

Even then, giant pandas are built as carnivores and they have the dentition and strength to prey

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Everybody knows bears like to sleep in winter, but do Giant Pandas Hibernate or not?

Sleeping Panda: Do Giant Pandas Hibernate?

Giant pandas are one of the most well-known species in the world with just about 2,000 of them alive today. These bears have been the subject of much debate and one issue in particular is that of hibernation.

Now, one of the very first things we learn about bears as kids back in school is that they hibernate for months during winter. In fact, they are notorious for this “winter sleep.”

So, we all know Giant Pandas are bears, right? And because they are bears they should

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Giant Pandas are fast replacing the dragon as the symbol of China to Westerners.

Stuffed Giant Pandas At The San Diego Zoo.

Stuffed Pandas At The San Diego Zoo.

Giant Pandas – also known simply as pandas or panda bears – are ubiquitous in modern popular culture.

Think panda plushies, strollers, accessories, murals, bags, or toys; they are everywhere you can think of. This animal is also one of the first things people think of when considering the wildlife of China.

In the eyes of the rest of the world, pandas are fast replacing the dragon as the symbol of China.

And, it’s not just on the streets of China. Images of pandas are now commonplace in most

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Below are 10 additional zoos to see Giant Pandas as well as those that just got pandas this year.

Triplet Cubs At Chimelong Park : See giant pandas

Extremely Rare Triplet Panda Cubs At Chimelong Safari Park During Their Last Birthday (Photo; Chimelong Safari Park)

Some time back, we compiled a list of the best places to see giant pandas worldwide.

In this post we’re going to look at 10 more zoos including those that acquired pandas recently

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These 7 bears are among the oldest giant pandas alive in captivity today.

Jia Jia The Oldest Giant Panda Ever In Captivity : 7 oldest giant pandas

Jia Jia (1978-2016) Maintains The Lead As The Oldest Giant Panda Ever In Captivity Living Till The Age Of 38 Years (Photo: LRT505/WikiMedia Commons) cc by-s.a. 3.0

It was with much sadness that the Straits Giant Panda Research and Exchange Center in Fuzhou announced the death of one of the oldest Giant Pandas in captivity: Basi. Basi was 37 years old at the time of her death and she passed away after a lavish birthday celebration just a few months earlier.

A year earlier (in 2016), then erstwhile oldest giant panda Jia Jia, also female, died at the age of

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As a Panda Nanny, not only do you get to care for cuddly cubs everyday, you also get to contribute to giant panda conservation efforts.

Giant Panda Cubs At Zoo Atlanta: Panda Nanny

Imagine Caring For These Cuties Everyday (Photo: Zoo Atlanta)

Although it pays less than the starting salary for teachers in many parts of the western world, being a Giant Panda nanny still ranks among the best of all jobs.

The Giant Panda & Research Center in Sichuan Province, China, and other establishments housing pandas routinely announce vacancies for panda nannies.

As a panda nanny, you won’t have to see the lovable bears from afar anymore. You’ll actually

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Panda Diplomacy is surprisingly an important diplomatic tool between China and many nations today.

First Lady Pat Nixon At The Panda Display, Beijing Zoo: Panda Diplomacy

First Lady Pat Nixon At The Panda Display, Beijing Zoo in 1972.

Giant Pandas are not merely regarded as one of the most adorable and most protected species on the planet. These bears have contributed a lot in terms of fostering close relations through international diplomacy. Panda Diplomacy is the term used to refer to China’s gifting of giant pandas to other countries.

This practice dates as far back as the Tang Dynasty (the Golden Age). In more modern times, from 1958 to 1982, China has gifted 23 pandas to nine countries in total.

The bears were very well received and loved, and became accepted as a means of improving trade and cultural interaction between two nations. Since the 1950s to date, China has been

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The Giant Panda Life Cycle is an interesting one worth learning more about.

Panda Cubs: Giant Panda Life Cycle

Giant Panda Cubs Are One Of The Most Vulnerable Of All Baby Animals.

Giant Pandas are one of those few wildlife species that actually live longer in captivity than in the wild. In their native home – the mountainous area of Sichuan, China – they live 15 to 20 years at best. But in captivity, they often live up to almost 40 years old.

As they grow up, they go through different stages, each stage with its own unique characteristics. Read on to learn more about the giant panda life cycle.

Pandas At Birth

At birth, they are tiny just about 1/900th their mother’s size. They weigh an average of 100 grams (4 oz) but have the potential to grow up to 330 pounds as adults. They are born blind and

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If you’re considering working as a Giant Panda Volunteer, here are a few tips that will make the experience more rewarding.

Entrance To The Chengdu Research Base: Giant Panda Volunteer

Entrance To The Chengdu Research Base (Photo: Kreisverkehrsampel/Wikimedia Commons. cc by-sa 3.0)

Watching a Giant Panda is one thing but we’ll bet most people would jump at a chance to come much closer to these beautiful creatures in a more natural setting. What about actually caring for and cuddly a baby panda?

Well, if your interest is piqued then this post is for you.

Thanks to the efforts of the Chinese authorities, international governments and people just like you, giant pandas are now edging further away from extinction. But, its a very labor intensive

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Show your loved ones how much you care with any of these unique Gifts For Giant Panda Lovers. 

Neoglory Pendant and Necklace: Gifts for giant panda lovers

Our Collection Of Gifts Is Just What You Need For That Special Giant Panda Lover In Your Life

Are you looking for something unique and memorable for that special panda-lover in your life? Great! Relax and kick your shoes off because you have just come to the right place.

Or, even if you’re just searching for something different for your collection, clicking through our list of the best gifts for Giant Panda lovers is a guarantee that you won’t go away empty-handed.

Because – we’ve got something for everyone!

From costumes to educational toys, jewelry, and everything else in-between, below is our

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