Fact of the Day Image Jan. 12th

Giant pandas are a species of bear that lives in temperate bamboo forests in China. This habitat gives pandas a lot of bamboo to eat. They actually spend most of their day eating! Bamboo does not have many nutrients in it, so they have to eat a lot of it! Pandas have a 6th “finger” to help grip bamboo stalk. That extra “finger” is called an opposable thumb. An opposable thumb is a thumb that can grip and move things easily. Humans also have opposable thumbs! A panda’s opposable thumb,or the false thumb is an extension of the wrist bone. That extension is a thing that pandas evolved to grip bamboo stalks easily!