Panda Updates – Wednesday, August 18
Recently, I had a guest ask me how big giant pandas are compared to other bears. Although giant pandas are called “giant,” they are actually the second-smallest bear species. The sun bear is considered the smallest bear species, weighing up to 200 pounds. Male giant pandas can weigh up to 300 pounds.
Cool fact: Neither species of bear hibernates! So be sure to check them both out on your next Zoo visit. In the meantime, enjoy this throwback photo of this definitely-not-giant little bear, taken four years ago this week!
(Photo: Heather R.)
Keeper I, Mammals