Realistically rendered in creamy white and rich black-brown fur, with soft plastic claws on weighted paws, this Panda puppet is a gentle tribute to its swiftly disappearing wild counterpart. Hand enters from chest area to work the mouth and front legs. Movable mouth. Measures 15” long x 6” wide x 7” high. (Folkmanis 2364)
Recommended for 3 years and up.
Made in China.
FACTS OF INTEREST: Pandas live only in the remote wet mountains of central China where bamboo thrives. They used to live all over China. Based on chromosome tests, pandas have been classified as a subfamily of bears. They also share characteristics with raccoons. Pandas feed on twenty varieties of bamboo exclusively. Due to a short digestive tract, they have to eat large quantities, sometimes 40 pounds a day. Because they only have one baby every other year and because their habitat continues to be destroyed, pandas are seriously endangered.