Just thought I should put up some Panda sketches of mine, I have a seriously large pile of drawings of the bears that I have been gathering for a year now I can finally post them!
Panda is so much fun to draw, I love all the bears but Panda holds a special place in my heart! He’s just such a little weirdo and I just love drawing his all of expressions, especially when he is stressed or grumpy! Be prepared for a lot more silly bear doodles in the future!
ALSO be sure to watch the brand new episode of We Bare Bears tonight at 6:30 on Cartoon Network!!!!
Jia Jia celebrating her 37th birthday at the Ocean Park in Hong Kong on July 28, 2015.
“Jia Jia, the giant panda, has been enjoying an extra special birthday after becoming the oldest giant panda living in captivity.
Now in her 37th year, Jia Jia has been living at Ocean Park, an animal theme park in Hong Kong, since 1999. Jia Jia now holds the Guinness World Records title for ‘oldest giant panda living in captivity’.
Her special occasion was marked with a large birthday cake, lovingly constructed by her keepers using a mixture of ice and vegetables. Park keepers brought the cake into Jia Jia’s lush pen in the hope that she might fancy a piece of the tasty looking treat. The numbers 37 stand at the top of the two tier cake, which appears to be emblazoned with her new title in both English and Chinese.
Jia Jia slowly approached the cake with a slight element of caution, unsure what the mysterious present might be. After a quick sniff of the cake, Jia Jia helped herself to a couple of pieces of fresh bamboo. Sitting down on a large log, Jia Jia tucked into her favourite food, chewing happily before digging into a few pieces of diced fruit.
Giant pandas like Jia Jia were once found across the forests of Burma, China and northern parts of Vietnam. Now the much loved giant panda can only be found in China. The destructive rate of deforestation and poaching has led to a serious decline in the number of wild pandas in China.
Giant pandas remain an endangered species although conservation projects are working hard to improve their numbers. One of the biggest issues faced increasing the population of pandas is the difficulty of getting pandas to mate.
What makes giant pandas so unusual is the fact they are the only vegetarian animal to have a carnivarous designed stomach.
Closely related to a bear, pandas eat bamboo for as many as 14 hours in a day because their stomach cannot process plant matter, according to WWF.
On average, wild pandas usually have a life span of 20 years, in comparison to those living in captivity who tend to live for 25 years.”