Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Sun bear and their teeth

Fun fact of the day…

The sun bear’s teeth are flatter than those of other bears.

And since I forgot to post a fact yesterday here is an extra bit about them…

their canine teeth are long enough to stick out a bit between their lips.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-sun_bear.html

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Eating Bamboo

Fun fact of the day…

Pandas grasp bamboo stalks with their five fingers and a special wrist bone, then use their teeth to peel off the tough outer layers to reveal the soft inner tissue.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Only bamboo?

Fun fact of the day…

Giant pandas are technically carnivores, but they have adapted to live mostly on bamboo. They will eat small mammals if they can catch them, though!

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Yesterdays post that was not published!!

Fun fact of the day…

Because of its warm native climate, the Andean bear does not hibernate and is active year-round.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-spec_bear.html

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Paddington Bear

Fun fact of the day…

Andean bears are the only bears found in South America. Since literature’s “Paddington Bear” came from “darkest Peru,” he would have been an Andean bear!

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-spec_bear.html

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Andean Bear

Fun fact of the day…

The Andean or spectacled bear of South America gets one of its common names from the rings of white or light fur around its eyes, which look like eyeglasses (or spectacles) against the rest of the black or dark brown fur.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-spec_bear.html

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Playful bears

Fun fact of the day…

Like other types of bears, giant pandas are curious and playful, especially when they’re young. In zoos, they like to play with items like piles of ice or sawdust.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Bamboo plants

Fun fact of the day…

The unusual thing about bamboo is that all of the plants of one species growing in an area will bloom and die at the same time. When those plants die, pandas move to another area.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Home on the Range

Fun fact of the day…

The average panda home range is thought to be approximately 1.9 square miles (5 square kilometers), with male ranges larger than that of females. In areas where food is not plentiful, the home range can be larger.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Panda noises

Fun fact of the day…

Pandas make a bleating sound similar to the sound a lamb or a goat kid would make. They also bleat and honk, they sometimes huff, bark, or growl, and young cubs croak and squeal.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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