Did you know panda porn was a thing, or that people used to drink panda urine?

We adore pandas. We make special trips to a small number of select zoos just to see them. They’re the face of the World Wildlife Fund. But how much do we really know about them? We know they eat bamboo, but few people are aware of the rest of their surprising (and bloody) diet. We know they’re black and white, but even the scientists researching them aren’t entirely sure why. We know they’re endangered, but you’d be amazed at the lengths conservationists have gone to, to get them to mate (panda porn, believe it or not, is a thing). Discover more strange but illuminating panda facts below:

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See pandas like never before on Animal Planet's two-hour special, Panda Republic, premiering tonight, January 26, at 8 p.m Eastern. Narrated by Kung Fu Panda 3 star Jack Black, this documentary will take viewers inside the Bifengxia and Wolong research centers to reveal the game-changing work being done there. Take a first look inside with this heartwarming clip:

For more one-of-a-kind panda experience, check out Animal Planet's Panda Cam, in collaboration with Zoo Atlanta. This continuous web stream gives you live access to the pandas at Zoo Atlanta, one of just four U.S. zoos hosting these magnificent creatures.

John Kuroski
John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the assistant editor of All That Is Interesting.
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