Our partners at Pandas International will stop by to answer questions, so please post them in the comments section.We hope that the live panda cam will raise awareness about the magnificent creatures.In western countries, little was known about pandas for the first half of the 20th century because of on-going conflicts in the east and isolation policies in China.
Giant Pandas reach sexual maturity five to seven years after birth.
During mating season (March to May), several male pandas will compete for a single female.
Generally, the biggest and most dominant male wins the right to breed with the female.
Baby pandas are born about 130 days after conception and are very small at birth, about 3 to 4 ounces.
The Panda Center’s years of preparation ensure that every new habitat in the reserve provides a healthy, natural environment for the pandas.
Reforestation and bamboo planting have been successful and will continue in the future.
Its mountains serve as a beautiful backdrop for the panda cameras.
You’re watching the Dragon Pond yard panda cam, named in honor of Longtancun, one of the many villages devastated in a 2008 earthquake.
In the Chinese language, the name for the giant panda translates into “large bear cat.” It’s thought that the Chinese gave Pandas this name because of the animal’s ability to climb trees, and for the slits found in its pupils, which are very similar to those of a cat.
Diet Pandas are classified as carnivores and do not have a digestive system that is designed to process cellulose efficiently.
Oddly, 99% of a panda’s diet consists of bamboo, which is high in cellulose, therefore Pandas must consume 20 to 30 pounds of bamboo a day to maintain proper nutrition.