How long do you think it would take you to eat 25 pounds of food? For a panda, it takes just 1 day. These iconic bears spend up to 16 hours every day eating bamboo. Since pandas weigh 250 pounds, that means they’re eating more than 10% of their own weight in bamboo! Bamboo is really tough and pandas don’t get much nutrition from it, which is why they eat so much – and take a lot of naps.

*Wee ones:* Pandas have 4 legs. Do you have more legs than a panda?

*Little kids:* How many eyes are there in a group of 3 pandas? *Bonus:* Pandas hang out in groups of 7 to 15 pandas. How many more bears are in the biggest group than the smallest?

*Big kids:* If 1 panda weighs 250 pounds, how many more 250-pound bears would it take to reach a weight of 1,000 pounds? *Bonus:* If you ate 10% of your own weight in food, how many pounds of food would that be?

Answers:

*Wee ones:* No, a panda has more legs!

*Little kids:* 6 eyes, because 2 + 2 + 2 = 6. *Bonus:* 8 more bears.

*Big kids*: 3 more bears, because 250 + 250 + 250 + 250 = 1,000. *Bonus:* Different for everyone… divide your weight by 10, and round to the nearest whole pound!