What is a Panda Bear?
The panda bear is a mammal that is the same size as a black bear.
What Colours are they?
The Pandas most basic colours are white with black eye patches, ears, legs, chest, feet and shoulders
The Panda Bears Habitat
Panda bears are located in 6 small areas in China. The habitat is suitable for growing bamboo and is usually cold, damp forest on a mountainside.
What does the Panda Eat?
Panda Bears eat Bamboo, leaves bugs and sometimes mice! Yuk!
How they look after their young
Female Panda Bears nurse their young with their special milk.
Baby cubs are born pink, grow white hair and then in a month they will be black and white like newspaper.
They stop nursing when they are about 9 months old.
They are endangered because…
People have been ripping down their habitat and bamboo to make way for farming. There are only about 1,000 panda left in the wild.
A zoo in China is helping by breeding lots of baby panda cubs.
Other interesting information.
A baby panda weighs about 4 ounces
Panda Bears eat for up to 16 hours a day
Images by: Stolz, Gary M - USFWS (Thank you!)
Other websites that may assist with Panda Information are:
Want to draw a panda? Billybear4kids has a great learn to draw sheet
Check out the Panda Cam at Smithsonian National Zoological Park.
Meet the Red Panda at National Geographic!
This page is result of Sam's homework task from term 3, 2008 based on a "China" theme.
It covers the basic information on the Panda Bear and is written in her own words.
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