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A quick search for 'adorable panda' on YouTube won't disappoint - there are hundreds of thousands of videos, and playlists that may cause cuteness explosions. While we all know panda bears are black, white, and fluffy all over, there are a number of things about these adorable beasts that might surprise you. For instance, it's more than looks to help them survive in the wild - from extra fingers to cat-like vision, pandas tackle the jungle head on. Or, at least they try to, but probably end up rolling down a hill.
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The Yin And Yang Of Cute
Just like yin and yang, the panda bear is black and white. But did you know yin and yang isn't just about color? The symbol represents opposing forces in nature, and the achievement of harmony through the melding of opposites. The contrast of yin and yang is portrayed perfectly in the black and white of pandas, while the harmony between the two comes out in the panda's peaceful nature.
Baby pandas are born completely pink, the color of their skin, with just a thin layer of barely-visible white hair. These little pink nuggets can't open their eyes for 6-8 weeks; they're 100 percent dependent and helpless, which ups the adorable factor quite a bit.
Panda bears walk pigeon-toed. This means their feet face inward, toward each other. It makes them look clumsy, like they are always on the verge of tipping over. While this is totally adorable, it's somewhat misleading; pandas are anything but clumsy - they move swiftly and quietly, despite their odd strut.
Panda bears don't get that cute fluffy-chubby look without working hard. They spend 14 to 16 hours a day eating in order to achieve the ideal bod. Given the limited nutritional value of bamboo, pandas have to eat almost constantly in order to stay healthy and fit. Sounds like a tough life.