Thursday, 19 February 2009

Pandas = New Favourite Animal








Forget koala bears, they're yesterday's news. Panda's are my new favourite thing ever. Just look at them.

Also, a few favourite facts from the pages of wikipedia:
Though the Giant Panda is often assumed to be docile, it has been known to attack humans, presumably out of irritation rather than predatory behavior

After mating, the male leaves the female and the mother is alone to raise the cub.

pandas lose their interest in mating once in captivity. This has led some scientists to try extreme methods such as showing pandas videos of mating pandas and giving male pandas Viagra.

The mating season takes place between March and May, when a female goes into her estrous cycle which lasts for 2 or 3 days and only occurs once a year

Copulation time is short, ranging from thirty seconds to five minutes, but the male may mount her repeatedly to ensure successful fertilization

Usually, the female panda gives birth to one or two panda cubs. Since baby pandas are born very small and helpless, they need the mother's undivided attention, so she is able to care for only one of her cubs. She usually abandons one of her cubs, and it dies soon after birth.

6 comments:

Kat George said...

Pandas are so 2007.

Apart from that they are the cutest things ever. I did a project on them in primary school, so here's an extra fact:

Panda cubs play with each other and even make 'friends'

Try finding that on your iphone!

xx

Kat George said...

Pandas are so 2007.

Apart from that they are the cutest things ever. I did a project on them in primary school, so here's an extra fact:

Panda cubs play with each other and even make 'friends'

Try finding that on your iphone!

xx

Rasha said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzRH3iTQPrk&feature=channel_page

Shawn said...

Red pandas are better.

ricgalbraith said...

i saw the pandas in hongkong when i was there a few years back, they are literally the most ridiculous animals ever. People use pandas to counter argue evolution because they're so useless at everything, i think they're forgetting awesomeness is also an evelutionary trait.

Anonymous said...

The one at the bottom has fashioned a flute out of bamboo and is playing it..(not just a pretty face).