All rights reserved. Pandas eat almost nothing but bamboo shoots and leaves. Occasionally they eat other vegetation, fish, or small animals, but bamboo accounts for 99 percent of their diets. Pandas eat fast, they eat a lot, and they spend about 12 hours a day doing it. The reason: They digest only about a fifth of what they eat.
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The name "giant panda" is sometimes used to distinguish it from the red panda , a neighboring musteloid. In captivity, they may receive honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves , oranges, or bananas along with specially prepared food. The giant panda lives in a few mountain ranges in central China, mainly in Sichuan , but also in neighbouring Shaanxi and Gansu. While the dragon has often served as China's national symbol , internationally the giant panda has often filled this role. As such, it is becoming widely used within China in international contexts, for example, appearing since on gold panda bullion coins and as one of the five Fuwa mascots of the Beijing Olympics.
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Noah Benjamin Lennox born July 17, , also known by his moniker Panda Bear , is an American musician, singer-songwriter and co-founding member of the experimental pop band Animal Collective. In addition to his work with that group, Lennox has released six solo LPs since His third, Person Pitch , is noted for influencing a wide range of subsequent indie music  in addition to inspiring the chillwave genre and numerous soundalike acts. Lennox was primarily raised in Baltimore , Maryland, where he sang tenor in his high school chamber choir, and studied piano and cello. The name "Panda Bear" derived from his habit of drawing pandas on his early mixtapes as a teenager. He is currently based in Lisbon , Portugal. His family moved frequently during his early years, owing to his father's studies to be an orthopedic surgeon. As a youth, he played sports, mainly soccer and basketball. His brother, Matt Lennox the Animal Collective song Brother Sport is directed at him , was a leading player on the high school basketball team and Noah was also a team member, playing as point guard. Lennox has also stated in interviews that he enjoyed drawing a lot as a teenager, especially pandas, and later started drawing pandas on his early mixtapes.