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Eating Habits Of Pandas by Erika Jordan

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Bebe would love to spend 14 hours a day eating but since she can’t she lives vicariously through the panda. A giant panda needs about 12 to 38 kilograms of food per day, approximately 40% of its own weight. The giant pandas prefer eating tender stems, shoots and leaves of bamboo, all of which are richer in nutrition and lower in firbins.

Pandas eat golden bamboo. Each season they eat the best bits. In April the best bit is the woody part. At other times they eat the tips and disguard the wood.

Wild giant pandas eat grasses, wild fruits, insects, mice, even lambs in the surrounding villages and leftovers in rubbish dumps as well.

You can watch pandas LIVE: Panda

Erika Jordan

Erika Jordan

Erika Jordan

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Sleeping Panda by Erika Jordan

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One of the pandas favorite activities is sleep! (I can relate) In the wild pandas sleep for 2-4 hours between its 2 meals. Their favorite sleeping poses include lying flat on their backs (sometimes with their hind paws on the tree with their front paws shading their eyes) lying on their sides, lying on their stomachs or stretching their paws and rolling themselves up into balls In the zoo the keepers feed giant pandas twice a day so pandas spend most of their free time in rest.