|Did Ewe know that I'm referred to as the "Bamboo Bear"?|
|Ewe have to admit, that I'm simply adorable!|
Giant Pandas are unique in three ways. First, they are bears that don't hibernate, but rather relocate during the colder weather to lower elevations. Second, they are carnivores that eat a mostly bamboo or vegetarian diet. Finally, Pandas are unique in having very small babies at birth. A baby Panda weighs 3.5 - 4 ounces at birth & is very needy. Pandas also have black skin under their black fur & pink skin under their white fur.
|Can't Ewe see that I'm rather NEEDY? Ewe would cry too if I happened to Ewe!|
|I bet Ewe would never guess that 4 ounces could grow into 300 lbs.!|
|Have Ewe ever loved something so much , that Ewe couldn't put it down?|
|I'm not trying to "Bamboo"- zle " Ewe. I LOVE BAMBOO!|
The Giant Panda marks its territory with glandular secretions & scratch marks on trees. Males, also called boars, weigh from 250-300 lbs., & occupy territories that are twice the size of females, also called sows, weighing up to 250 pounds. These shy pandas avoid humans & will mostly live solitary lives , except for brief interactions for mating purposes. They are good climbers, have an excellent sense of smell, & keen eyesight. Females give birth to 1 or 2 cubs every two years. They stay with "MOM" about 18 months, before they are old enough to go it alone! There are presently 1000 pandas in the wild & between 170 - 180 in captivity in zoos. Their life expectancy is about 15-20 years in the wild & 30 years in captivity.
|Mom, would Ewe please stop tickling me?|
|Eating makes me sleepy!|
|Can Ewe tell that I'm happy ?|
As Ewe graze in the pasture Ewe have been assigned to today, allow the Good Shepherd to feed Ewe with the finest of foods! Happy trails to Ewe!
"But He said to them, 'I have food to eat that you know nothing about'." John 4:32