Here's some interesting facts about pandas!
1. According to legend, the panda was once an all-white bear. When a small girl tried to save a panda cub from being attacked by a leopard, the leopard killed the girl instead. Pandas came to her funeral wearing armbands of black ashes. As they wiped their eyes, hugged each other, and covered the ears, they smudged the black ashes.
2. There are only about 240 captive pandas in the world. They are all part of a breeding program.
Here's a picture of a small little baby pandas 'cause why not:
3. The panda spends 14-16 hours a day eating bamboo.
4. A panda’s throat has a special lining to protect it from bamboo splinters.
5. The word “panda” may have developed from the Nepalese word poonya, which means “bamboo-eating animal” or “plant-eating animal.”
6. Giant pandas have been the symbol of the international conservation organization WWF, or the World Wide Fund for Nature, since it was founded in 1961.
7. The panda is one symbol of this philosophy with its contrasting black-and-white fur. The Chinese believe that the gentle nature of the panda demonstrates how the Yin and Yang bring peace and harmony when they are balanced.