Surprising Panda Facts You Probably Don't Know
by Abigail Gezae, age 9
Did you know that Giant panda bears and red pandas aren’t really bears, but are more closely related to raccoons? Here are some other interesting and surprising facts about pandas.
To start, Giant pandas and red pandas both live in China. Red pandas also live in southern Asia. These pandas vary in size. Giant pandas can grow up to 5.5 feet long, about the size of an adult person. In comparison, Red pandas can grow up to 3.5 feet long.
When it comes to their food, Pandas are herbivores. This means they eat plants. Giant pandas and red pandas both eat bamboo. Bamboo can grow up to 98 feet tall, about as tall as a 10 story building.
Overall, Pandas are cute and interesting animals. Hopefully these creatures are protected and survive for years to come for future generations to enjoy.
[Source: Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia]