How Big Is the Giant Panda?

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Male pandas can weigh as much as 250 pounds, while female pandas typically weigh less than 220 pounds. Adult pandas, when on all fours, stand at about 2 to 3 feet tall at the shoulder and can be as much as 6 feet long.

Baby pandas grow a lot during their first six months. They start life blind, 7 inches long, and weighing just 3.5 ounces. By the time they are a year old, the young pandas weigh about 90 pounds. Pandas eat as many as 40 pounds of bamboo a day.