Do Pandas Hibernate During the Winter?


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Although pandas are considered bears, they do no hibernate like other bear species. They are not migratory animals either.

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Do Pandas Hibernate During the Winter?
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During the winter in their native China, pandas move from the top of their mountain habitat to the bottom in search of food. They descend about 5,000 feet to eat things such as bamboo stalks. Because they have food available all year long, pandas do not need to hibernate.

Pandas are interesting creatures. Giant pandas eat about 40 pounds of food for around 12 hours each day. They use their paws for eating and even have opposable thumbs. The giant panda is an endangered creature, and each bear prefers to live alone.

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