Giant Panda’s Food

About 99% of giant panda’s food is bamboo. Bamboo is of low nutritional value and giant pandas can only assimilate 17% of its nutrients. Therefore it takes giant pandas 10 to 12 hours each day eating 15 to 20 kg of bamboo (equivalent to the weight of about 115 apples) in order to intake sufficient calories for their daily activities. Giant pandas may occasionally eat small animals or animal carcasses in the wild.  Giant pandas kept in zoos consume not only their staple food – bamboo, but also biscuits and assorted fruits and vegetables.


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