Another day of fascinating workshops about China with Uncle Christy


We learned to use chopsticks (extremely difficult but we made it!) and made panda faces!
Another day of fascinating workshops about China with Uncle Christy.
We learned to use chopsticks (extremely difficult but we made it!) and made panda faces!

Some interesting facts about pandas by NatGeoKids:

1. Giant pandas (often referred to as simply "pandas") are black and white bears. In the wild, they are found in thick bamboo forests, high up in the mountains of central China.
2. These magnificent mammals are omnivores. But whilst they will occasionally eat small animals and fish, bamboo counts for 99 percent of their diet.
3. These guys are BIG eaters - every day they fill their tummies for up to 12 hours, shifting up to 12 kilograms of bamboo!
4. The giant panda's scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca, which means "black and white cat-foot".
5. Giant pandas grow to between 1.2m and 1.5m, and weigh between 75kg and 135kg. Scientists aren't sure how long pandas live in the wild, but in captivity they live to be around 30 years old.
6. Baby pandas are born pink and measure about 15cm - that's about the size of a pencil! They are also born blind and only open their eyes six to eight weeks after birth.