Newborn baby pandas only weigh 3 to 5 ounces. Think in terms of the size of a stick of butter. They are extremely helpless and it takes a lot of work from the mother to keep the baby alive. In fact mothers give birth to two babies, but normally only one survives. They are born blind and hairless so, they come out pink rather than black and white as we usually see pandas. At 1/900th of the size, baby pandas are the smallest marsupials compared to their mothers size, apart from kangaroos and opossums.
First of all, baby pandas are adorable! Pandas have existed for two to three million years. Pandas originally inhabited South China, East China, parts of Myanmar, and Northern Vietnam. Today, pandas are found six forests in Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanxi provinces in China.
Pandas are about the same size as American Black Bear which are generally four to five feet. Baby pandas usually weight 90 to 130 grams which is 3.5 to 4 ounces at birth. The cubs are born blind and do not open they eyes until 45 days of life. Cubs requiring nursing about twelve times a day. When cubs are born their hair is white and does not turn grey until two weeks later and eventually turns black.
Pandas are endangered. The World Conservation Union listed the panda on the red list of threatened species. There are only about 1,600 pandas left in the wild and more than 300 pandas live in zoos and conservations.
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