Today was another great day for Jose. We visited the Beijing Zoo. The zoo has two Giant Pandas. Do you recognize the plant that the panda is eating in the picture? It is called Bamboo and is found throughout China.
Watch the video to see the panda in action.
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Since Jose was starting to miss all his friends at San Jose, we found a cuddly panda to keep him company. His new friend will be traveling back to Jacksonville with us and cannot wait to meet all of Jose’s friends at the school. The little Chinese panda does not have a name yet. Can you think of one for him?
From China: Dim Sum:
The Giant Panda of China is sometimes called a panda bear.
Scientists think pandas are related to the bear and the raccoon. There are Giant Pandas, Red Pandas, and Lesser Pandas.
The Giant Pandas of China live in the bamboo forests of China. Their favorite things to do are eat, sleep and play. They tear the stems and leaves of the bamboo plant off for their food. They have big appetites and eat a lot of bamboo. A panda may spend all day eating.
A panda baby is born in the fall. The panda baby is tiny and pink with almost no hair. A panda mother carries her baby around in her mouth. The mother holds the baby very gently. Panda babies are very playful. After about one year, the panda baby is grown up enough to live on its own.
Click here to download and color a Panda.
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