A man named Jayme Gordon sued Dreamworks Animation for stealing ideas from his drawings to make β€œKung Fu Panda”. Investigators found that he had traced his drawings from a β€œLion King” coloring book. Gordon was charged with perjury and wire fraud. He was sentenced to two years in prison. fbi.gov/news/stories/the-…
Today I Learned red pandas, one of the most liked and famous animals aren't a single species but two. Chinese red pandas have redder fur and striped tail rings, while Himalayan pandas have whiter faces. This makes the efforts of their conservation a bit trickier. bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Pandas are, in fact, true bears. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
Today I learned about Gu Gu, a panda at Beijing zoo who has attacked trespassers on 3 different occasions. The first incident happened in 2006, when a drunk man jumped the fence and tried to give the panda a hug. Gu Gu and the man bit each other until zoo officials separated them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gu_…
Wild giant pandas wallow in horse faeces and rub it all over their bodies to increase tolerance to cold temperatures. sci-news.com/biology/hors…
The man who played the panda in the "Never Say No To Panda" ad campaign later became Facebook's regional creative director. shots.net/news/view/on-re…
Although pandas have switched to a bamboo only diet for 2.4 million years, they have experienced little to no changes in their digestive system and are completely able to eat and digest meat. blogs.unimelb.edu.au/scie…
Today I learned of Red Panda, a mammal that lives in the Himalayas & SouthWestern China. The red panda is the only living member of the genus Ailurus and family Ailuridae. Thy are listed as endangered with population less than 10K. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
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…
There is actually 2 distinct species of Red Panda meaning it is no longer considered the only species in its genus. cbc.ca/news/technology/re…
Pandas cannot detect umami (a savory, meat-like taste) because their umami taste receptors don't work properly. This means they can't taste meatiness, and don't show a preference for meat. Scientists believe this explains their strict bamboo diet, despite being related to other carnivores. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Baby pandas have distinct vocalizations: "wah wah" means unhappy; "gee gee" means they're hungry; and "cuckoo" means all is well. bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
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…
Pandas poop over 100 times a day, sometimes while napping youtube.com/watch?v=dqT-U…
The Australian government owns all Koalas like how China owns all pandas. independent.com/2018/07/1…
There is no known Chinese art depicting the panda bear that predates the 20th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
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…
Giant pandas are under thread of mass starvation due to bamboo mass blossoming this year. After bamboo, panda's main food source, blooms it dies and it takes 10 years for new bamboo to mature. When this happened in 1975 giant panda population dropped from 2000 to 1000 over the next 10 years. earth.org/bamboo-flowerin…
Mexico is the only country other than China that owns Giant Pandas news.yahoo.com/mexicos-gi…
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
"red pandas" are actually composed of two distinct species, the chinese and himalayan ones. The chinese are basically more red, and have darker tail raings. edition.cnn.com/2020/02/2…
, 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…
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…
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…
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…
, most Giant Pandas 🐼 that you see in your country’s zoo are on loan by China. theguardian.com/world/201…
The name "Master Shifu" - of Kung Fu Panda fame - actually means "Master Master." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Pandas will sometimes fake pregnancies to receive more food and special treatment from humans edition.cnn.com/2014/08/2…
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_…
'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…
Red pandas are more closely related to seals and walruses than to actual pandas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned of Ai Hin. A captive giant panda that faked pregnancy for extra treats and nicer accommodation. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
Pandas prefer eating to mating so pandas are shown videos showing them make love to promote mating blogs.scientificamerican.…
Killing a panda in china is punishable by death. cnn.com/2015/09/23/asia/c…
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…
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…
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…

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