What is the Growth and Development Process of Giant Pandas?

|ChinaNews|Published:2023-04-25 17:51:50

Just born: The weight of a newborn panda cub is only one thousandth of its mother's weight, with an average weight of only about 120 grams. The lightest one is 51 grams, and the heaviest one is 225 grams. The pink skin has white hair, the eyes and ears are not yet fully developed, and the immune system is not yet fully developed.

One to two weeks: The shoulder straps, limbs, and ears gradually turn black.

One month: Grow black and white fur, becoming more like a mother. Weighing 1-2 kilograms, unable to walk yet.

Six to eight weeks: Giant pandas can open eyes.

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Pandas cubs [Photo by Xu Jun]

Three months: Giant pandas can crawl slowly.

Half a year old: Giant pandas can walk freely and start learning to eat bamboo.

One year old: Giant pandas begin to grow permanent teeth.

One and a half years old: Giant pandas leave their mothers and live independently.

Sub adulthood: The period from one and a half years old to sexual maturity is sub adulthood, which is equivalent to human adolescence. At this stage, the diet of giant pandas gradually transitioned from nutritious milk to high fiber, low nutrient bamboo. Physiologically and psychologically, they are gradually maturing and are about to start breeding offspring. Giant pandas are the most active period between the ages of 1 and 3, spending most of their time playing, exploring, and climbing trees every day, in addition to feeding.

Adults: Body length is approximately 160 centimeters to 180 centimeters, and weight is approximately 80 kilograms to 150 kilograms.

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