Panda Trivia Questions and Answers About Giant Panda Bears
What color is the coat of a giant panda?
A: It has a black-and-white coat.
Adults measure around about how long?
A: 4 to 6 feet.
How long is their tail?
A: 4–6 inches.
How tall are adult giant pandas at the shoulder?
A: 2 to 3 feet.
Males giant pandas can weigh up to how much?
A: 350 pounds.
Females can weigh as little as 50 pounds or up to how
A: 276 pounds.
The giant panda has a body shape typical of what?
Where does the giant panda have black fur?
A: On its ears, eye patches, muzzle, legs, arms and shoulders.
What color is the rest of the animal's coat?
What kind of a coat does the giant panda have?
A: Thick and wooly.
The giant panda's tail, at 4 to 6 inches, ranks were in
length for the bear family?
What is the typical life span for a giant panda in the
A: Typically they live around 20 years.
How about its life span in captivity?
A: Up to 30 years.
What was the age of the oldest captive female named Ming
Giant pandas are generally solitary and each adult has a
Females are not tolerant of what?
A: Other females in their range.
Pandas communicate through what means?
A: Vocalization and scent marking.
Giant Pandas are able to climb and take shelter in what?
A: Hollow trees or rock crevices.
Giant pandas do not establish permanent what?
Pandas rely primarily on spatial memory rather than what?
A: Visual memory.
Social encounters occur primarily during the brief what?
A: Breeding season.
After mating, what does the male panda do?
A: He leaves the female alone to raise the cub.
The panda is commonly thought to be docile, it has been
known to what?
A: Attack humans, presumably out of irritation rather than aggression.
The giant panda's diet is primarily herbivorous, consisting
almost exclusively of what?
The giant panda still has the digestive system of a what?
The pandas ability to digest cellulose is ascribed to what?
A: The microbes in its gut.
Pandas are born with sterile intestines, and require
bacteria obtained from where to digest vegetation?
A: Their mother's feces.
How much do pandas eat each day?
A: The average giant panda eats as much as 20 to 30 pounds of bamboo shoots a
The giant panda's round face is the result of powerful jaw
muscles, which attach from where to the jaw?
A: Top of the head.
Pandas eat any of how many bamboo species in the wild?
Which part of the bamboo plant contain the highest protein
A: The leaves.
The giant panda must have at least two different species
available in its range to avoid what?
Pandas are primarily herbivorous, but the giant panda still
retains decidedly ursine teeth, and will eat what?
A: Meat, fish, and
eggs when available.
The precise taxonomic classification of the giant panda has
been under debate because it shares characteristics with both what?
A: Bears and raccoons.
Molecular studies suggest the giant panda is a true bear
and part of what family?