Alook and I adventured to a cool place in China, called Chengdu. This is where we had the opportunity to hang out with our Panda bear friends.
Did you know that the Giant Panda’s scientific name is Ailuropodine melanoleuca, which means “black and white footed bear. And the Red Panda is Ailurus fulgens, which means red shining cat. Luna loved the Red Panda.
s Pandas are black and white bears, that live in thick bamboo forests in central China. Bamboo is their main source of food. They eat all the baboo except for the root. These amazing animals are huge eaters, they are known to eat for many hours. Eating up to 10 or more kilograms of bamboo per day.
Did you know that Red Panda’s are a relative of the Giant Panda and also the raccoon, that is why they have a ringed tail. Because of their uniqueness they have their own family, the Ailuridae. They also eat bamboo but prefer the young shoots. Red Panda’s also eat insects and fruit.
How do you think both Panda’s strip bamboo? They have an extended wrist bone that helps them to remove the outer woody skin of this hard grass. Wow that is so cool right?
This Red Panda decided to hang out with us on our walk around the Panda reserve.
What a magic time we had with our Panda friends. Thank you for sharing these special memories with us. Don't forget to join us on our next Koolamundo adventure. #itsakoolworld
Kimberley grew-up as a third culture kid; born in the UK, and then living in Africa, America, New Zealand and several European countries. She is on a journey to educate and entertain our children and youth about the Kool world we live in through her books, audio books, sing-a-long books and videos. Please join us on this edutainment adventure!