Checkout Suzi's NEW Book! "My Wild Life - Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer"

10 Fun Facts about Giant Pandas

March 16, 2020

10 Fun Facts about Giant Pandas

In Honor of National Panda Day - March 16, 2020 we have:

10 Fun Facts About Giant Pandas

  1. Giant Pandas are categorized in the bear family but are the only bears which do not hibernate.
  2. Pandas don't hibernate because they can't store fat.
  3. Because Pandas can't store fat, they eat about 14 hours a day.
  4. Giant Pandas can eat up to 40 pounds of bamboo a day.
  5. Giant Pandas weigh around 4-6 ounces when they're born.
  6. When full grown, Pandas can weigh up to 350 pounds.
  7. Pandas are "talkative" and can make 11 different, distinct sounds.
  8. The front paws of a Giant Panda are very different from other bears due to a special bone found in their wrists. Their sixth toe, an opposable thumb, is used for grasping bamboo. They use this bone in the same way humans use their thumbs, mainly for grasping food.
  9. Giant Pandas have lived on earth for 2-3 million years.
  10. There are less than 1,600 wild Giant Pandas left in the world.

Help the Pandas!

We have a couple EASY ways you can support the Giant Pandas.

1 - Buy "Panda Opposites" by Suzi Eszterhas. This book is a fun way to get young kids excited about Pandas. A portion of the proceeds benefits Pandas International.


2 - If your little one gets as excited about Pandas as this little lady did - you can raise "Pennies 4 Pandas". Visit Panda International's Pennies 4 Pandas page to learn more! Be sure to tag @babyanimalprintsbysuzi in any Social Media posts you might do for this!


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Baby Animal Prints Blog

The Best & The Worst Animal Dads
The Best & The Worst Animal Dads

June 17, 2020

Continue Reading

It's Time to Camp
It's Time to CAMP!

June 12, 2020

There are a lot of reasons we should encourage and teach our children about the importance of being outside. Getting kids outdoors in nature, and away from electronics has been proven to reduce stress, improve sleep and preform better in school. 

Continue Reading

The Creative Process of Illustrating For Children
The Creative Process of Illustrating For Children

June 05, 2020

Creating my books has also allowed me to support wildlife conservation, and making that difference to the lives of other creatures, even if only a small difference, apart from being a wonderful thing in itself, is incredibly rewarding and has made me very happy.

Continue Reading