Why is old-growth forest habitat important for pandas?It provides old, hollow logs and tree stumps large enough for panda dens, and it also provides shelter and nutrients for the bamboo growing there.

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Anyone who's tried to spot one of our panda cubs up in the tree napping can verify how difficult that can be!

Scientists have yet to confirm what the real purpose of the panda's coloration is.

They spend at least 12 hours each day eating bamboo.

Because bamboo is so low in nutrients, pandas eat a lot of it daily.

These old-growth forests provide old, hollow logs and tree stumps large enough for panda dens.

Pandas stay in a home range that’s 3 to 7 square miles (8 to 18 square kilometers).

For years scientists have wondered whether pandas are a type of bear, raccoon, or something all their own.

Through studying the genetic code (DNA) in pandas’ cells, scientists have confirmed the panda's relationship with bears.

In areas where food isn’t as plentiful, the home range might be a bit larger.