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Some Giant Panda Bear Facts You Don't Wanna Miss [VIDEO]


Who doesn't love to read about giant panda bear facts?

Cuddly and lovable - that's what a giant panda bear is like in the eyes of just about everyone in the world. With that and to brighten up this day even more, here are some giant bear panda facts you don't want to miss:

Giant Pandas Are Black And White For A Reason... And It's Not Because They're Cuter That Way

While most people think that giant pandas are black and white because they are made that way and it makes them look cuter, there's actually a scientific reason for that. According to Fox News Science, it has something to do with different environmental and behavioral conditions.

You see, giant pandas don't hibernate as other bears do. Thus, it was found that its black and white color helps regulate their body temperature - no matter what season of the year they are in. Aside from that, it serves as camouflage for them against predators and any other kind of natural threats.

Moreover, black patches on giant pandas such as those found in their ears and eyes serve higher purposes: it helps them resist predators, recognize friends, and discourage competitors. Now, that's what you truly call "fierce."

Other Facts You Might Have Missed

The giant panda's scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca, a black and white cat-foot. Newborn giant pandas are pink, measures about 15cm, and are born blind. But don't worry! They are still able to see, in about six to eight weeks after being born.

Further detailed on National Geographic Kids, giant pandas can eat up to twelve kilograms of bamboo and eats every 12 hours. And while they can eat fish and other small animals, they would always go back to eating bamboo, which makes about 99 percent of their entire diet.

Bonus: Contrary to popular belief, giant pandas are shy creatures that prefer to live alone. However, recent observations indicate that they are able to socialize more nowadays outside of breeding and communicate with others via scents and sounds.

Think this has something to do with their increased interaction with humans? We think so, too! Thus, let's help giant pandas live cuddly and adorable for more years to come rather than endangering them by taking away their home or hunting them.

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