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Panda Facts

Their distinctive, cuddly appearance and black and white fur make the giant panda one of the most well-known species of the animal kingdom.

Pandas are born white, and develop their muchloved colour later in life.

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They may appear sedentary, but they are skilled climbers and adept swimmers.

Around 99 per cent of a panda’s diet consists of some 20 different types of bamboo, but there’s so little nutrition in bamboo that they spend up to 16 hours a day eating nearly 20 kg of the plant.

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The best place to see this type of bear, native to south central China, is at the Giant Panda Breeding and Research
Base in Chengdu, China.

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