There is no known Chinese art depicting the panda bear that predates the 20th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
The Australian government owns all Koalas like how China owns all pandas. independent.com/2018/07/1…
Today I learned of the "Giant Panda Kindergarten" in China where 18 cubs celebrated their 1st birthday in 2019. Researchers mistakenly thought pandas liked solitary life & kept each panda in a tiny den; the pandas got depressed & didn't want to mate; this changed when pandas were allowed to hang out together. chinadaily.com.cn/a/20190…
When US-born giant panda twins arrived in China, they struggled with local food and language. Mei Lun & Mei Huan were confused by "have you eaten up" in Chinese but responded to English "come here". They preferred "Western fast food" biscuits instead of local "wowotou" (steamed corn bread). straitstimes.com/asia/eas…
Captive Giant Pandas were shown a video of pandas mating in the wild, in an effort to get them to mate in the female's 3-day breeding cycle. When "Yongyong" tried to mount "Ke Lin", she fought him off; but after Ke Lin viewed the "panda pornography," the pair mated successfully. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
A group of pandas is called an embarrassment study.com/academy/answer/…
, most Giant Pandas 🐼 that you see in your country’s zoo are on loan by China. theguardian.com/world/201…
Today I learned of the Giant Moa, a flightless bird twice as tall as a person and as heavy as a panda. It went extinct in the 16th century newdinosaurs.com/giant-mo…
The name "Master Shifu" - of Kung Fu Panda fame - actually means "Master Master." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Breeding panda bears is extremely hard and requires a global cooperation because more than half of male pandas exhibit no sexual drive and female pandas are fertile only up to three days a year. One of the methods to encourage the mating pandas is "panda porn". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The Red Panda, native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China, is the only living member of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae nationalgeographic.com/an…
, Pandas can poop up to 40 times a day. The rest of the time is spent eating or sleeping. Sometimes they eat and poop at the same time. sparrowinspace.com/travel…
After Richard Nixon’s landmark trip to China in 1972, the couple were gifted a pair of Pandas by then Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai. This gift created a new sensation among Zoos, and Toy makers, even gracing Time magazine. In return, the U.S. government sent China a pair of musk oxen. history.com/news/panda-di…
There are no known pre-20th-century artistic representations of giant pandas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
The panda ant (Euspinolia militaris), so-called because of its black and white alternating coloration, is actually a species of wasp found in the forests of Chile and Argentina. They are known to deliver a very painful sting when they attack. Females are wingless and males have wings. boredpanda.com/panda-ant-…
Wuhan Zoo is a large semi-natural island for animals. It has the biggest swan lake in China with three hundred rare black swans, and about two hundred white swans and other rare birds. Two giant pandas were sent to Wuhan as their hometown was destroyed by Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008 en.hubei.gov.cn/visiting_…
There's only 8 species of bears in the world: brown bears, Asian black bears, American black bears, sun bears, sloth bears, spectacled bears, polar bears, and giant pandas. bearwithus.org/8-bears-of…
50% of Panda births result in twins, but Panda moms almost always abandon one. Therefore, Zookeepers have to switch the cubs every few hours to trick the mom in to caring for both. youtu.be/oSRv6znj-n8
China owns all of the pandas in the world and rents them out to other countries for $1,000,000 dollars a year. The only exception to this is the 2 pandas that China gifted to Mexico in the 70's but with agreement that if they had offspring China would own them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned about Panda diplomacy. It is China's use of giant pandas as diplomatic gifts to other countries. The practice existed as far back as the Tang dynasty. China began to offer pandas to other nations only on ten-year loans. The standard loan terms include a fee of up to US$1,000,000 per year. wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda_…
Captive Pandas Are Shown Panda Porn to Promote Sexual Arousal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
: Panda pornography (or panda porn) refers generally to movies depicting mating pandas, intended to promote sexual arousal in captive giant pandas. Under zoo conditions, the animals have, in general, proven unenthusiastic about mating, placing their species in danger of extinction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Red pandas are more closely related to seals and walruses than to actual pandas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
Today I learned about panda pornography, where unenthusiastic pandas are made to watch movies of mating pandas to promote sexual arousal for breeding. smh.com.au/world/usborn-p…
Lin Bing was the first panda to be born after her parents were shown "panda porn" - movies depicting mating pandas, intended to promote sexual arousal in captive giant pandas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Pandas will sometimes fake pregnancies to receive more food and special treatment from humans edition.cnn.com/2014/08/2…
Pandas prefer eating to mating so pandas are shown videos showing them make love to promote mating blogs.scientificamerican.…
Pandas have opposable thumbs. resilience.org/stories/20…
China would not trade 2 Pandas for some Kiwi to New Zealand as they were unable to determine the value of a flightless bird vs a Panda nzherald.co.nz/travel/new…
A giant panda has a total of 6 "fingers" on their hands. learningliftoff.com/surpr…
There is a "Name of the Year Award". Past winners include Leo Moses Spornstarr, Crescent Dragonwagon, Amanda Miranda Panda, Shamus Beaglehole, and Vanilla Dong. nymag.com/intelligencer/2…
The red panda is so unique, it has no close relatives. It's the only living species in its genus AND family. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
'Kung-Fu Panda' (2008) was so successful in China that it caused a national debate on why Westerners made a better film about Chinese culture than the Chinese themselves washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
There is a solar power plant in China shaped like a giant panda accuweather.com/en/weathe…
Today I learned of Ai Hin. A captive giant panda that faked pregnancy for extra treats and nicer accommodation. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Killing a panda in china is punishable by death. cnn.com/2015/09/23/asia/c…
Pandas in captivity lose interest in mating - so they are shown videos of other pandas having sex to encourage them to mate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned about "panda pornography", movies depicting mating pandas shown to captive pandas who are unenthusiastic about breeding en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
There is a job position called 'Panda Nanny' where you get to spend 365 days a year with panda babies for a salary of $32k/year. boredpanda.com/hugger-pan…
When pandas travel to or from China, they’re shipped via FedEx in the Panda Express about.van.fedex.com/blog/…
Because pandas consume such an immense amount of food, they have to poop FORTY times a day. popsci.com/pandas-have-cu…
Panda sex is so hard because female pandas are only fertile for 24 - 36 hours once a year. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Giant Pandas cannot be bought, but they can be rented from China for $1,000,000 per year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Pandas will eat meat when they can get it bbc.com/news/av/science-e…
In 1825, the panda was given its name by a French zoologist. 76 years later, the name was lent to a black and white bear that was mistakenly thought to be a close relative. The giant panda’s name stuck, and the original panda became the lesser or red panda. blogs.scientificamerican.…
All pandas belong to China cbsnews.com/amp/news/san-…
The panda's gut isn't suited to digesting bamboo and can only digest 17% of the bamboo it eats. Instead, it is more suited to eating meat, like other species of bears. livescience.com/50871-pan…
As of 2016, Giant Pandas are no longer classified as an endangered species. news.nationalgeographic.c…
China built a massive solar farm shaped like a giant panda! businessinsider.com/china…
Naturalist Chris Packham said he would "eat the last panda if I could have all the money we have spent on panda conservation put back on the table for me to do more sensible things with." mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…
In China, killing panda is punishable by death amp.ibtimes.co.uk/panda-k…
A panda noticed that pregnant pandas get special treatment, so she copied the behavior of pregnant pandas to get extra bamboo washington.cbslocal.com/2…
The Golden Hamster, one of the most commonly bred hamsters in America, has a conservation status of 'vulnerable', which means it is as endangered as the Giant Panda. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
The couple that founded Panda Express both have degrees in Mathematics. The husband has a masters and the wife has a PhD en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Tennis legend Andre Agassi has dedicated his post tennis career to education for children, starting his own foundation and investing in the award-winning educational technology company Square Panda. Square Panda has taught thousands of kids to read including many with development disabilities. amp.timeinc.net/time/5303…
Male pandas have a literal pissing match to compete for a mate. Whoever can pee higher up a tree is more likely to attract a mate. youtu.be/PZ2qqARTyV0
Pandas have self-regenerating teeth beta.scmp.com/news/china/…
Raw bamboo contains cyanide, and giant pandas absorbed more than 65% of the cyanide present in the shoots. theverge.com/2018/3/18/17…
In King Fu Panda , the leader is Master Shifu . The Chinese word for master IS Shifu . They are calling him master master. kungfupanda.wikia.com/wik…
Pandas in captivity lose interest in mating - so they are shown videos of other pandas having sex to encourage them to mate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Giant pandas can have sex over 50 times in a few hours - more than most humans get in a year. bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
There is a solar farm in China that has two panda-shaped parts and with the other adjacent panels included, they form a 100-megawatt farm covering 248 acres bbc.com/future/story/2018…
The giant panda has all the necessary equipment for a meat based diet but it lost a gene that codes for the umami receptor. It has no taste for it and will happily live on bamboo. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Pandas supplement their diet with small rodents wwf.panda.org/knowledge_h…
Only 4 Zoos in the United States have Giant Pandas pandasinternational.org/g…
Whenever staff members at a panda center in China have to interact with a cub, they put on panda costumes sprayed with panda urine in order to limit human contact mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
China used pandas in diplomacy in the 1950's. From 1958 to 1982 China gave 23 pandas to nine countries. Pandas are no longer used purely as agents of diplomacy. Instead China began to offer pandas to other nations only on ten-year loans. thediplomat.com/2017/11/c…
Popular animal renamings such as "danger noodle" and "trash panda" are actual formal literary devices known as "kennings" (which have existed since the days of the Norse Eddas) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Kermit and Theodore Roosevelt, the sons President Teddy Roosevelt, were the first westerners to have shot a panda. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
A cartoonist filed a lawsuit against DreamWorks for stealing his pitch "Kung Fu Panda Power" as a basis for "Kung Fu Panda." He withdrew his lawsuit when it was discovered his drawings were traced from a Lion King coloring book. He currently faces charges for wire fraud and perjury. cartoonbrew.com/law/carto…
A group of panda is called an Embarrassment. reference.com/pets-animal…
At the time of it's release, Kung Fu Panda 2 was not only the top grossing film in Michelle Yeoh's career, it made more than all her other films combined. boxofficemojo.com/people/…
Mother pandas in captivity give birth to twins more often than mothers in the wild do. factretriever.com/giant-p…
The giant panda and eight other animals including; the white rhino, golden monkey, and Siberian tiger are no longer endangered! mentalfloss.com/article/8…
In the attempt to make pandas mate they are given Viagra and shown panda porn to get them in the mood. abcnews.go.com/Nightline/…
Part of the reason it is so hard to get Pandas to mate is that the female Panda is only "in the mood" for a short period in the spring; their sexual interest lasts just 24-72 hours per year. csmonitor.com/Science/201…
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have no memory of making the episode "Sexual Harassment Panda" due to the fact they were so exhausted and hungover from making the South Park movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
Today I learned Pandas (as well as other mammals including humans) can experience "phantom pregnancy" or pseudocynesis. They experience the hormonal changes as well as physical and behavioral changes of a real pregnancy including weight gain, nesting and mothering of inanimate objects. bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-…
Panda cubs in captivity are unable to defecate on their own and frequently died of constipation. Caretakers realized they must mimic the mother's licking so cubs can relieve themselves. (0:40) video.nationalgeographic.…
The giant panda Chi Chi was sexually attracted to humans and refused attempts at mating by other giant pandas. Instead she made full sexual self-presentation to zookeepers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imp…
Due to their short digestive tract and massive daily diet of bamboo, Giant Pandas defecate up to 40 times a day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
There's a cow breeding niche that aims to make their cows resemble a panda en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Because of their nutritionally poor diet consisting of only bamboo, Panda Bears have to eat so much of it that they end up pooping about 40 times a day. science.howstuffworks.com…
Even though Mozilla Firefox's logo is a fox, its name comes from another word for a red panda (Firefox). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Pandas born in captivity need to be shown 'Panda porn' in order to know how to mate. abc.net.au/news/2017-05-2…
"shifu" means master or expert. So Master Shifu from Kung-fu Panda means master master. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sif…
The Pentagon has a food court with KFC, Taco Bell, Panda, McD's and a bunch more. whs.mil/our-services/buil…
The Chinese name for the Giant Panda literally means "giant bear cat" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
All pandas in the world are on loan from China, and when a baby Panda is born, by agreement, it is sent back to China to help expand the gene pool. The baby pandas are shipped back by FedEx. npr.org/templates/story/s…
China employs professional panda huggers for $32,000 a year mymodernmet.com/professio…
As Pandas are biologically carnivorous and derive little energy from bamboo, they eat between 20 and 30 pounds of bamboo a day. Consequently, they also defecate up to 40 times a day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
China practices "Panda Diplomacy" wherein the government gifts Pandas to other countries to improve their relations, a practice dating back to the 600s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Giant Pandas make a bleating-like sound (bleating being the sounds that goats and sheep make) youtu.be/TNaa62X6GGE
Bears and seals share a common ancestor under the infraorder Arctoidea, the same infraorder that also includes red pandas, skunks, wolverines and more in Musteloidea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
All pandas are owned by China. They rent them out to zoos for $1mil/year each with minimum of 10 years money.cnn.com/gallery/new…
A group of pandas is called an Embarrassment rd.com/funny-stuff/funny-…
Today I learned of the VaquitaCPR, a plan to save the 'panda of the sea', the vaquita porpoise. Fewer than 30 vaquitas exist in the wild, it is the most endangered sea mammal in the world. phys.org/news/2017-07-vaq…
Red pandas are not related to giant pandas, they are in their own family with no living relatives. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailuri…
Only four zoos in America (Memphis, San Diego, Washington D.C., and Atlanta) have pandas. animals.mom.me/many-giant…
Panda bears poop 40 times a day news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…

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