Panda Day is the day to appreciate the adorable panda bear and support the efforts to protect their habitat to help save this endangered species.
Who doesn’t love pandas? These black and white teddys are the definition of tranquil cuteness. And on March 16, you can bask in all the panda goodness you can handle because it’s Panda Day! That’s right. Pandas have a holiday because of course they do. Share your love of these wonderful furballs and get people talking, because while pandas are a certifiable treasure, they’re also an endangered species who need our help. Let us take this day to put a spotlight on one of planet Earth’s most magnificent creatures.
History of Panda Day
Our research was unable to dig up the creator of Panda Day, but that doesn’t take away from the importance of it. Panda Day isn’t only about sharing pictures or watching videos of pandas; it’s also about spreading the word about the risks that pandas are presently facing. Conservationist groups and animal-friendly organizations use Panda Day as a way to bring attention to the fact that despite their revered status, pandas are still a vulnerable species facing extinction. Panda Day is an opportunity to not only celebrate these beautiful, rollicking, bamboo-eating mammals but to honor their existence as a species.
More About Pandas
The Giant Panda is considered a national treasure in China
Pandas live in the mountainous region of central China, which are cool and wet, and rife with bamboo
An adult panda can spend 12 hours a day eating. That’s about 28 pounds of bamboo a day!
Pandas don’t hibernate
Pandas are shy and solitary creatures
Despite their size, they’re skilled tree-climbers and swimmers
A newborn panda is little more than the size of a stick of butter but can grow to 200 (females) to 300 (males) pounds
Baby pandas are born blind and it takes six to eight weeks for their sight to come in
There are only 1,864 pandas left in the world
A group of pandas is called an “embarrassment of pandas”
Ways to Celebrate Panda Day
Talk about Panda Day online! Take to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and post with the hashtag #PandaDay.
Visit these websites to learn more about the Giant Panda and how you can help save these one-of-a-kind bears:
Embrace the panda love! Tell your friends, family, mailman, the neighbors who live in the rickety, ramshackle house at the end of the block, everyone. Hey, it’s for a good cause. Our fuzzy buddies need us.