The Ultimate Why Pandas Don't Hibernate Quiz
by Staff
Have you ever wondered why pandas don't hibernate? Do they function so well in the cold that they don't need the hibernation process like other animals? To find out, take this quiz.

What happens when animals hibernate?

  • They go into a sleep-like phase to escape the cold of winter.
  • They sleep for a few months and wake up in spring.
  • They temporarily cut ties with other creatures and undergo bodily changes.

How many hours a day do pandas sleep?

  • six to eight hours a day
  • eight to 12 hours a day
  • 10 to 14 hours a day

Do pandas have a lot of body fat to insulate them from the cold?

  • Yes, they have a lot of body fat but it doesn't insulate them.
  • Yes, they have a lot to insulate them.
  • No, they've got relatively little.

What do pandas eat?

  • eucalyptus leaves
  • bamboo
  • mice

In the cold winter months, do pandas seek lower or higher altitudes?

  • lower ones, where bamboo grows
  • higher ones, which are warmer
  • lower ones, which are warmer

The panda's ancestors were meat-loving:

  • omnivores
  • carnivores
  • herbivores

Why is the fact that pandas eat bamboo strange?

  • because their bodies aren't designed to digest it well
  • because bamboo doesn't really taste good
  • because there isn't much bamboo in their regions of habitation

Why do pandas consume so much bamboo in a day: 40 pounds (18 kilograms)?

  • in order to generate more bamboo growth
  • in order to build up stores of fat
  • in order to get enough energy out of the nutritionless food

Apart from the black and white panda bear, there is another sort of panda. What is it?

  • the red panda
  • the brown panda
  • the miniature panda

What is the origin of the name "panda"?

  • It is probably Aboriginal, meaning "black-eyed bear."
  • It is probably Nepalese, meaning "bamboo-eater."
  • It is probably Swahili, meaning "one who overeats."

When was the first time that Westerners studied the giant panda?

  • in 1729
  • in 1869
  • in 1901

Animals that share characteristics as a result of evolutionary coincidence are said to have undergone the process of:

  • convergent genealogical featuring
  • coincidental evolution
  • convergent evolution

DNA studies have been conducted to determine the genealogy of the giant panda. What do scientists say about the results?

  • They are inconclusive.
  • They prove that it is a member of the bear family.
  • They prove that it is a member of the raccoon family.

What characterizes the phase of torpor that bears go through?

  • They go through a dreamlike state, not quite functioning normally.
  • They sleep heavily in caves and caverns and come out in the day.
  • They don't eat, drink or move much.

In terms of weight, how do giant pandas compare to red pandas?

  • Giant pandas are more than five times the weight of red pandas.
  • Giant pandas are more than 10 times the weight of red pandas.
  • Giant pandas are more than 50 times the weight of red pandas.