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What is a group of pandas called?

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A group of pandas is known as an embarrassment. Pandas live most of their lives alone, but small groups of pandas may share large feeding territories.

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Giant pandas are the more commonly known type of panda. They have black fur on their ears, around their eyes, muzzle, legs and shoulders. Giant pandas eat 20 to 45 pounds of bamboo shoots a day. The pandas are found in bamboo and coniferous forests in China, and they are active during the day and night. The cubs are born blind, and they open their eyes at 6 to 8 weeks of age. They may stay with their mothers for up to three years.

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    Why do pandas eat bamboo?

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    Pandas eat bamboo because they have evolved to do so. Experts believe pandas eat bamboo because pandas are unskilled hunters that prefer bamboo due to the fact that it is readily available year-round. After thousands of years eating bamboo, pandas have developed a liking for it and prefer it to meat.

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    Do pandas have tails?

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    Giant pandas have tails, but on adults they often go unnoticed because the tails make up less than 10 percent of the total body of an adult. The tail of an adult giant panda is also often tucked close to the body, making it difficult to spot.

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    Where do pandas sleep?

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    Pandas sleep in many different places, ranging from the trees to the forest floor. Some species of pandas sleep exclusively in trees, such as the red panda, which helps keep them away from predators.

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    Are pandas marsupials?

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    Pandas are not marsupials; instead, they are placental mammals. Marsupials carry their young offspring in a pouch, whereas placental mammals like pandas and other bears do not have pouches.

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