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Giant Panda Day Quiz

March 16th is the National Giant Panda Bear Day in the U.S.

We all now the Giant Panda is on the list of endagered species, comes from China and was chosen to be the WWF’s logo.

While this animal is supposed to be carnivorous/omnivorous, its diet consists almost entirely of bamboo. This plant, however, gives little energy to these huge creatures.

They spend several hours a day eating bamboo, and limit their movements to save as much energy as they can. This peculiar eating habit made pandas very lazy!

We can tell the vulnerability of this species isn’t only due to human action, as the behavior of the panda itself plays an important role in making it weaker.

Now let’s see how much else you know about the Giant Panda, enjoy!

  • Question of

    What’s the dominant color of the panda’s poop?

    • Black
    • Green
    • Brown
  • Question of

    Do giant pandas have natural predators?

    • No way, they’re too big
    • Only cubs may be in real danger
    • Yes, bears and leopards hunt pandas quite often
  • Question of

    Female pandas are available to mate once a year. How long does their amorous state last?

    • Up to 3 days
    • Up to a week
    • Up to 3 weeks
  • Question of

    Which of these ways is used to motivate pandas to mate in captivity?

    • Feeding them aphrodisiac fruits
    • Playing music next to their enclosure
    • Showing them videos of pandas mating
  • Question of

    How long did Jia Jia live, the oldest giant panda ever, in captivity?

    • 18 years
    • 28 years
    • 38 years
  • Question of

    A reason why giant pandas prefer eating bamboo over meat is that they lost the taste receptors for meat, making meat tasteless to them.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The giant panda defecates up to 40 times a day.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The father helps the mother raising the cubs.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    Not everyone agrees giant pandas should be saved from extinction: TV wildlife expert Chris Packham once said pandas should be allowed to die out, as they can’t survive on their own and preservation programs are too expensive.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The Red Panda is not closely related to the Giant Panda, but they both eat bamboo. Is the Red Panda listed as endangered as well?

    • Yes
    • No


What do you think?

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    • You gotta be carnivorous and love bamboo to be a panda, that’s a rare talent. ?
      Giant pandas are the most popular, but both species are very cute; I think their endangered status mostly depends on their diet, it’s all about that bamboo they eat in huge quantities and humans cut down to grow crops or construct buildings. ?

  1. Got 7 out of 10. Not bad for an old gal like me who basically knows very little about giant pandas. But I have to admit that I do not like this Chris Packham. Even though giant pandas have difficulty nowadays to live in the wild and that preservation programs are expensive, I strongly believe that the pandas are worth saving as they are first off beautiful bears and they do attract tourism with their jests and their beauty so the preservation program do get some of their money back. I am sorry that it sounds like a captalist view, but the fact remains that the pandas habitat is diminishing daily and they deserve to live…

    • Thanks for playing, that’s surely a good score! ?
      You’re right. The current world is ruled by capitalism, giant pandas are most likely to be preserved because of the tourism they attract.
      They might not be many (about 2k in the wild), but they play an important role in their ecosystem. Their extinction wouldn’t be a positive thing for this reason too.


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