Species Spotlight: Giant Panda

Giant pandas

Questions and Answers

How do pandas communicate?
Solitary animals, pandas communicate with one another through vocalization and scent marking. They spray urine, claw tree trunks and rub against objects to mark their paths.

How do pandas grasp bamboo as they eat?
They use their enlarged wrist bones that function as an extra digit or opposable thumbs to help them grasp bamboo stalks.

How do pandas help regenerate the forest?
They play a crucial role in the bamboo forests by spreading seeds and facilitating growth of vegetation.



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