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WILD ABOUT WATER: GIANT PANDAS!

Here are five bear-illiant reasons why giant pandas are one of our unexpected water heroes.

1. Giant pandas live in the remote central mountains of China. They thrive in the damp bamboo forests.

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2. Pandas are super swimmers! If a panda feels threatened near water, it can use its swimming skills to escape danger.

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3. Giant pandas love to quench their thirst. They often make their homes next to freshwater sources, like a spring or river. That way they can take a refreshing slurp anytime, day or night!

 

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4. In winter, these cuddly cuties can use their big, powerful paws to punch through frozen creeks or rivers and drink the water below!

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5. What’s for dinner (and lunch, and breakfast, and snacktime)? Bamboo! This juicy plant makes up 99 percent of a giant panda’s diet. They can eat up to 83 pounds of bamboo every single day. The plant is full of moisture, which keeps pandas healthy and hydrated.

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Just like giant pandas, we’re wild about water! It helps keep us cool and stay healthy—so make sure you drink enough too. Glug, glug, glug!

Be a planet hero—recycle!

Photograph from top by Lujuan Peng, EyeEm; Marie Revol, EyeEm; Christian Colista, Adobe Stock; donyanedomam, Adobe Stock; G&M Therin-Weise

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