How Do Pandas Reproduce ?

How Do Pandas Reproduce ?

The giant panda is an endangered species and is very close to extinction. A lot of effort is being taken to conserve this animal. The pandas are solitary animals and the males and the females of the species maintain their own territories. They also maintain their own feeding territories.

The breeding season for the pandas is from the month of March to the month of May. The giant pandas do not breed in captivity and hence they do it only ion the wild. During the breeding season, the male pandas expand their territory, so that it overlaps with the female panda’s territory. Also, one male panda may have several female partners. The gestation period for the giant panda is about five months, and it gives birth to only one or sometimes two pandas.

The male panda will mate for several days throughout the season and with several female partners. The baby panda, when it is born, is very small and it can measure less than a size of a hot dog, which two inches. The baby pandas are very delicate when they are born and the female panda carries its babies everywhere she goes protecting them from the predators. The baby panda will open its eyes only after one month of its birth.

Once the female panda mates with the male panda, it reclaims its territory and does not allow any other animal to enter. This is done to protect its babies from predators. The mother panda is known to be very fierce until the baby panda becomes self sufficient.

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