Species Spotlight: Giant Panda

Giant pandas

Questions and Answers

Where do pandas live?
Pandas live mainly in temperate forests high in the mountains of southwest China.

Why do pandas need to eat a large amount of food?
A giant panda's digestive system is more similar to that of a carnivore than an herbivore; much of what is eaten is passed as waste. To make up for inefficient digestion, a panda needs to consume a large amount of food to get all its nutrients.

Are giant pandas born black and white?
A newborn panda is pink, hairless and blind at birth and covered in sparse, short white hairs.


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