National Panda Day 2021

National Panda Day is celebrated every March 16th to celebrate the beloved animal and to draw attention to its endangered status.

Some quick facts about the giant panda-

  • Giant Pandas diet consists mainly of bamboo and they can eat up to 30 lb (14 kg) a day.
  • Female adults can weigh up to 200 lb (91 kg) and males can weigh up to 300 lb (136 kg).
  • Giant pandas paws have one thumb and five fingers.
  • Most wild giant pandas live in the mountains of Central China.
  • There are less than 2000 giant pandas left in the wild.

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National Pig Day 2021

National Pig Day is celebrated every March 1 to honor the cute and intelligent animal! This celebration was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave.

National Pig Day - March 1

Here are some quick facts about the babirusa pig-

  • The babirusa are found the Indonesian Islands of Sulawesi, Togian and Sula
  • The babirusa is often called deer-pig due to the delicate shape of their legs and their large antler-like canines
  • Babirusa eats: fruits, berries, leaves, nuts and small mammals
  • The babirusa has little or no hair
  • Pigs are considered the 4th smartest animal (behind chimps, dolphins and elephants)
  • The babirusa conservation status is Vulnerable