Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Giant Panda Bear Day – A Holiday Review

Image of a Giant Panda Bear

China is on my mind with having recently watched and enjoyed the 2022 Winter Olympics. And I just discovered that the holiday Giant Panda Bear Day occurs every year on March 16. So it seems an appropriate time to review the Panda Bear, since it is only found in China. 

Giant Panda Bear 

The Giant Panda lives in the mountains of central China. It is estimated that there are about 2,000 pandas today, the population being a bit on the rise so that they are classified now as 'vulnerable', rather than 'endangered'. Only about 49 Panda Bears live outside the country in zoos; with the rest living wild. Two of these zoo panda bears (Ya Ya and Le Le) live at the Memphis, TN Zoo which my colleague, Sylvestermouse, here at Review This Reviews has visited many times. 

Giant Panda Bears at the Memphis Zoo. Photo by Sylvestermouse

These beautiful panda photos are by Sylvestermouse and her wonderful description of the Giant Panda Bear can be found at her animal site Amazing Wild Animals, along with more adorable panda photos. You can also visit the Memphis Zoo virtually at The Memphis Zoo Review by Sylvestermouse. As you can see, she is a big fan of all animals, especially the Giant Panda Bear. 

Panda Bears in Plush

Plush toy panda bear
Plush Panda Bear on Etsy

Panda Bears are easy to recognize with their bold black & white coat and rotund body. Because of their cute shape, I make crocheted panda bears and describe them as 'Roly-Poly'. 

My plush panda bear can be found in my Etsy Shop Coastal Crochet Crafts. This plush panda bear measures about 5 x 5 inches and weighs only 8 ounces. Compared to the real panda bear which weighs up to 250 lbs. and can grow as tall as 4 to 6 feet, this little stuffed toy panda is a much better playmate for a child. 

FUN FACT: The Giant Panda Bear goes by the names Giant Panda, Panda and Panda Bear. The scientific name for the panda has an odd meaning. The name  Ailuropoda melanoleuca means black and white cat food! I guess it doesn't translate well. :) There is also a Red Panda Bear, but that's another story! 


Giant Panda Bear
Image Source: Pixabay

The Giant Panda Bear is one of the cutest and most loved animals on the planet. So, on March 16, be sure and celebrate this lovable bear. 

Giant Panda Bear Day

March 16 

Related Post:

*Giant Panda Bear Day Holiday Review written by Wednesday Elf 

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  1. I do love Giant Pandas! Even the real animal seems so sweet and cuddly. It is appropriate that this beloved bear has a day to celebrate them. As much as I hate to see animals caged, I am glad that we have some zoos that work hard to give the animals a safe environment and area to play outside of the cages. That seems especially important for these fabulous creatures that are "vulnerable" or endangered. Thank you for featuring my photos and links to my article about the Giant Panda. You know I love your crocheted animals. It is awesome to be able to bring home a panda to love :)

    1. You are welcome, Mouse. Your articles about the Memphis Zoo Panda Bears was so delightful and informative, I just had to feature it and your Panda Bear feature. My crocheted Panda Bear has been popular with kids for quite some time. :)

  2. I’m a 🐼 lover, too, and am so glad that their formerly dwindling population has finally begun to increase, with the species’ status upgraded from endangered to vulnerable. These beautiful, bamboo living creatures definitely deserve to be celebrated and honored with their own special day! Many thanks to you and Sylvestermouse for your excellent reviews.

    1. Thanks for your visit to my Panda Day review, Margaret. They are such cute animals.

  3. Those Panda Bears are the cutest animals that one could ever watch. I love seeing the antics of these critters with their handlers in China, where they are protected and nurtured. Every child I know loves these "bears" and they are readily recognizable. Your "roly poly" one is so cute and would make an absolutely lovely baby/child's gift. You are so talented!

    1. Glad you enjoyed my review for Panda Day, Olivia. I really enjoy making roly-poly panda bears as a soft plush toy.

  4. Ms. Elf, that Panda Bear on Etsy is so darn cute! What a nice gift to give a new baby. Panda Bear Day (who knew!) - A Panda Bear theme would also make a lovely decor theme for a child's room or nursery.


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