Life cycle

  • A newborn panda cub weighs only 90-130gr. and is about the size of a stick of butter.
  • The panda cub is 1/900th the size of its mother, one of the smallest newborn mammals relative to its mother's size.
  • Pandas are dependent on their mothers for the first few months of their lives and are fully weaned at 8 to 9 months.
  • Most pandas leave their mothers when she conceives again, usually at about 18 months.
  • A panda's average life span in the wild is 14-20 years (but a panda can live up to 30 years in captivity).
 / ©: naturepl.com / Edwin Giesbers / WWF-Canon
© naturepl.com / Edwin Giesbers / WWF-Canon
 

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