Learn More About Baby Panda Bears

Giant pandas and their babies are some of the most adorable animals on earth.

Interesting facts about baby panda bears

When are panda’s babies born?

The delivery time for panda bear mothers is between July and September. March to May is the love season for giant pandas. A baby panda only stays in the womb for 3 to 5 months.

You’ll have many more opportunities to see the tiny newborns if you pay a visit to the research center of Chengdu Panda, China between late August and December.


What is the size of a newborn panda?

The average weight is 100g. This is only 1/900th the weight of their mother. All pandas are born very small.

The heaviest ever was 210g and the lightest was only 36g. Why are panda bear babies so small? According to professionals, the small size at birth is certainly the result of evolution over millions of years. It’s a bit like a “breeding strategy”. This strategy relies on the fact that pandas live almost entirely out of bamboo, which has a very low nutritional value.

What is the color of a newborn panda bear?

Newborn giant pandas are pink and without fur. The classical black and white coloring happen later, around 3 weeks.

How long is a mama panda pregnant?

The mating season occurs in spring between March and May. Men and women usually do not combine for more than 2 to 4 days. Pregnancy lasts from 95 to 160 days.

What happens if a panda has twins?

In nature, panda mothers usually choose the strongest child to raise and let the other child perish. The reason is that they don’t have enough milk or energy to take care of two cubs. At a panda breeding center, staff rotates the two babies between their mother and the incubator every few hours.

Where can you see baby pandas? Can you hold a baby panda?

The best place to see baby pandas is the base of Chengdu Panda in China. This is very near to the city center. In case you want to learn more about panda bears, you can visit panda websites.

How do baby pandas grow?

The growth mechanism of a baby panda is captivating but very difficult. The reason for this is that it is extremely fragile and can easily get sick and die. At animal breeding centers, 90% of baby panda bears survive nowadays.