How Much Do Giant Pandas Weigh?

How Much Do Giant Pandas Weigh?

How Much Do Giant Pandas Weigh?

The giant panda weighs up to 300 pounds. Like most animals, male giant pandas weigh more than females. It is rare for a female giant panda to exceed 220 pounds.

Standing between 2 and 3 feet at the shoulder, the giant panda is roughly the size of an American black bear. They maintain their weight by eating continuously for up to 12 hours at a time, consuming 28 pounds of bamboo a day. In fact, 99 percent of the giant panda's diet is bamboo. Pandas do occasionally eat wild grasses and rodents. In rare cases they may feed on the fawns of musk deer.