Yin And Yang And Pandas – Did You Know…

… That many Chinese philosophers believe that the universe is made from two opposing forces, the Yin and Yang. The panda is one symbol of this philosophy with its contrasting black-and-white fur. The Chinese believe that the gentle nature of the panda demonstrates how the Yin and Yang bring peace and harmony when they are balanced.

According to legend, the panda was once an all-white bear. When a small girl tried to save a panda cub from being attacked by a leopard, the leopard killed the girl instead. Pandas came to her funeral wearing armbands of black ashes. As they wiped their eyes, hugged each other, and covered the ears, they smudged the black ashes

By the way the life span of giant pandas in the wild is approximately 20 years. Captive pandas may live to be 25-30 years old. The eyespots of a giant panda cub are initially in the shape of a circle. As the cub grows, the circles become shaped like a teardrop.

Giant pandas are on the brink of extinction, with just over 1,000 pandas left in the world. Scientists are hoping to increase the wild panda population to 5,000 by 2025. They lived on our planet for 3 million years already. The giant panda has been on the endangered species list since 1990. The most significant threats to pandas are habitat loss and poaching. China is only approximately 5% greater than the U.S. in area but has four times the population. A female panda is only fertile for 2-3 days a year. A pair of breeding pandas needs more than 11 square miles of land. One giant panda usually needs between 2.5 to 4 square miles of land to survive…

  
For you, Prajakta 😉

26 thoughts on “Yin And Yang And Pandas – Did You Know…

  1. I absolutely love pandas. They’re so fascinating.. Vegetarian bears.. Oh and very cute. I’ve seen pandas in zoos (twice in my life now :)) in Europe and when they eat, their ears go up and down. Even my mother started to like them after that xD I hope we can stop the trend of species going extinct. It always was a natural process (people love using that argument), but we humans made it happen so much faster and in much bigger numbers..

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  2. I had no idea that the breeding window for this beauty was so small. In your research did you find out why they are called “Giant” to me the name implies that at one time there was a similar animal but much smaller. Perhaps that has gone extinct already.
    There is so much beauty in the world disappearing everyday. It makes you wonder what we have lost and have no knowledge of.

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