In the western part of Sichuan Province, the Qionglai Mountains run north and south. Every March, the snow melts and flowers bloom. However, something terrible happened in March 1983. They were worried about the forest because of the Pandas that live on Bashania fangiana on the mountain.
In the northern suburbs of Chengdu is a grove of bamboo. Over 60 pandas have been living there. For 30 years, pandas have been born between summer and autumn.
Hu´niu is a wild female panda that’s six years old, living in the deep forest of Qinling. She is mature and well-developed. It’s the estrous period for pandas, which occurs every year from March to April. Recently, Hu’niu appeared restless and walked around looking for a male panda that she likes.
In a narrow cave on the south slope of the Qinling Mountains, a female panda Qinya was born. She still hasn’t opened her eyes. She looks quite small in her mother’s arms. Little Qinya cries loudly, afraid of being crushed by her mother. It will take two years for Qinya to grow. She will face numerous difficulties and hardships.
Zhang Chun´guang, a professor at the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been conducting ichthyological research since the 1980s. In April 2001, he was invited to the natural pits in Le Ye, Guangxi province, where he found this skeleton in the wild. Is this the skull of a giant panda?
Adult size: weight 100-150kg , 150cm long, with a 10-15cm tail.
Cub: 1/900th the size of its mother
Diet: vegetarian, bamboos. each panda 12-38kg bamboos/day
Unique physical features:
Broad, flat molar teeth;
Enlarged wrist bone that functions as an opposable thumb