AnAge entry for Ailuropoda melanoleuca

Classification (HAGRID: 02698)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Ursidae
                    Genus: Ailuropoda
Species
Ailuropoda melanoleuca
Common name
Giant panda

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
36.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Because that can be a delay in implantation of 45-120 days, pregnancy can last to 97-163 days [0434]. One wild born specimen was about 36.8 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,192 days
Male sexual maturity
2,192 days
Gestation
48 days
Weaning
182 days
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.7
Inter-litter interval
548 days
Weight at birth
110 g
Weight at weaning
22,000 g
Adult weight
117,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0028 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
126%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 621845
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9646
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