Panda Sex by Erika Jordan


The female giant pandas ovulate only once a year (during the spring) and only for 2 to 3 days each time. The female giant pandas will leave their partners after mating and rear their cubs alone.

Giant panda gestation is about 83 to 200 days, and cubs usually were born in hidden hollow trees or natural dens, where the branches and dry hays well-prepared by mother pandas are available. Normally, the giant pandas are monotocous and rarely multiparous. Even the female giant pandas have two cubs at one birth in the wild, they would choose to take care of one and abandon the other.

Owing to feeding on bamboos, the giant pandas need to spend long time in eating to get enough energy each day, and they will leave their cubs to hunt for food for 2 to 4 hours each day even in their child-care periods.

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Pandas Like Being Alone by Erika Jordan


Panda families don’t live together. They are solitary, each female having a well-defined range. Males generally live apart, except for in the short breeding season (March to May), when they compete for female attention. Females raise the cubs alone. With their lack of desire to be around each other you can see why the panda is endangered.

With an uncommunicative and eccentric temperament, the giant pandas prefer the freedom of being alone, and sleep in the daytime and look for food in the night. After they spend a month with their partner during mating season, they leave a post it and go about their lives.

They love climbing trees and use their climbing skills to evade stronger competitors. The giant pandas also walk into the valley, sneak into mountain villages or residences. They play with round- shaped utensils as toys and later abandon them in the wild. Once in a while, the giant pandas also show their kindness to sheep and pigs by sharing food and rooms with them.

The giant pandas have a very docile temperament in most cases, and they often lower their heads or shade their faces with front paws to conceal their true appearances when they come across a man for the first time. Seldom actively attacking men or other animals, the giant pandas always evade them when coming across them. However, the giant pandas consider their cubs holy and untouchable once they give birth, and they will burst into rage at such small things as their cubs being watched by visitors. The giant pandas can stretch their paws and open their mouths wide like cats to make themselves more comfortable, and they can also shakewater off themselves like dogs after a heavy rain.