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Wild Animals

Pawsome pandas!

Panda icon

Here are five bear-illiant reasons why giant pandas are one of our unexpected water heroes.

Did you know?

A giant panda walking near river water

Just keep swimming

Pandas are super swimmers! If a panda feels threatened near water, it can use its swimming skills to escape danger.

Black and white panda bear eating bamboo leaves

Forest dwellers

Giant pandas live in the remote central mountains of China. They thrive in the damp bamboo forests. 

Giant panda drinking water from a river

Glug, glug, glug!

Giant pandas love to quench their thirst. They often make their homes next to freshwater sources, like a spring or river. That way they can take a refreshing slurp anytime, day or night

Giant Cuddly Panda playing and rolling in the ground

Paw power

In winter, these cuddly cuties can use their big, powerful paws to punch through frozen creeks or rivers and drink the water below!

Clumsy Panda bear eating bamboo shoots

Brilliant bamboo

What’s for dinner (and lunch, and breakfast, and snacktime)? Bamboo! This juicy plant makes up 99 percent of a giant panda’s diet. They can eat up to 83 pounds (38kgs) of bamboo every single day. The plant is full of moisture, which keeps pandas healthy and hydrated.


panda icon with bamboo

Time to drink up

Just like giant pandas, we’re wild about water! It helps keep us cool and stay healthy—so make sure you drink enough too. Glug, glug, glug!




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