Can You Ace This Giant Panda Quiz?


By: Jessinia Ruff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Pandas are known for their cute, rolly-polly qualities. This vulnerable species touches many hearts and often cause a PANDAmonium across the internet. Think you can answer all of these panda questions? You may learn some fun facts!

How big are baby Giant pandas when they're born?

The baby panda is one of the smallest mammals upon birth in relation to how big their parents are. They'll reach the size of a human newborn after two months of normal growth and stick by their mother's side until they're two years old.


Do you know how many Giant pandas are left in the wild?

As of 2014, there are about 1,864 Giant Pandas roaming around their natural habitats. This population number was a significant increase from just over 1,000 in the 1980s and caused the species to be removed from the endangered list.


What does the panda symbolize in China?

Pandas are a symbol of peace for the people of China. This animal is considered a national treasure and appeared on flags in battles as a symbol to stop fighting or call for a truce.


A panda's diet is 99% bamboo. Do you know how many pounds they eat on average in one day?

Pandas can't turn much of their food into nutrients, so they spend all day eating to get enough food to survive. They can eat up to 100 pounds in a day, especially in springtime.


How do pandas protect their throats from splinters while eating bamboo?

Pandas can peel and eat a stalk of bamboo in under a minute. Eating so quickly could cause splinters, but the panda has adapted to have a lining in their throat that lets all their food slide down smoothly.


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