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How Pandas Communicate by Erika Jordan

Because of their low-energy diet they avoid stressful situations and exertion, preferring shallow slopes and solitary living. Giant pandas spend their lives eating bamboo and walking around the forest floor. They are good climbers and can also swim. They don’t build dens (except to put cubs in) or hibernate. If it is too cold up in the mountains they head down to the valleys where it is warmer. They haven’t figured out how to text message so they communicate in other ways.

They use scent markers to avoid one another. Giant pandas don’t roar like other bears. Pandas have 11 different sounds. These include a barking sound (used to intimidate another panda), a goat-like bleating sound (during the reproductive season), honking, huffing, barking and growling. Cubs have also been known to make a whimpering sound.

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