It's impossible to stay indifferent: the best footages with pandas! 12/17/2015 • David Pafford
Giant pandas are incredibly sweet and funny animals! No wonder the Internet is overrun with videos demonstrating these fluffy, black-and-white buddies! We also want to jump on the bandwagon and have prepared a set of the most interesting panda footages!
Giant pandas are native to south central China and unfortunately, have been designated as a conservation reliant endangered species. There are only about 1,800 individuals living in the wild and about 300-400 living in captivity in China and other countries.
Despite its taxonomic classification as a carnivore, the giant panda feeds on plants, primarily on bamboo. The digestive system of the species is the same as a carnivore’s one, so it still cannot derive much energy and protein from plants. That is why pandas spend a lot of time eating. The average animal consumes as much as 9-14 kg of plants per day! They are able to digest cellulose thanks to special bacteria in their intestines. Interestingly, new-born cubs are sterile and acquire necessary microbes from their mother's feces.
By the way, according to Chinese law, killing of a panda will result in a jail and may even attract the death penalty!
And now after the short introduction, it’s time for a portion of sweet videos! Enjoy and remember to share your impressions below!
1. This awkward panda manages to escape from the zoo staff!
2. Is it possible to be cuter than this little panda cub?!
3. And this cuddly cub obviously needs a lot of hugs!
4. How do little pandas play? Well, it looks like a slide is definitely involved!
5. Almost everything about these animals is quaint! Even the way they sneeze!
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