Let's Get that Blood Pumping!
Panda's have a true coelom and an closed circulatory system. Giant panda's have an endoskeleton and are warm blooded mammals. It keeps all of thier cells supplied with nutrients from the intestine (digestive system) and oxygen from the lungs (respiratory system). It also removes their waste products, carbon dioxide to the lungs and the nitrogenous wastes to the kidneys.
Actually the circulatory system has many jobs, but we can cosider three main functions:
• Transport of nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to cells throughout the body and removal of metabolic wastes (carbon dioxide, nitrogenous wastes, and heat).
• Protection of the body by white blood cells and antibodies that circulate in the blood and defend the body against foreign microbes and toxins. Clotting mechanisms are also present that protect the body from blood loss after injuries.
• Regulation of body temperature and fluid pH The Panda’s circulatory system is closed just as that of a human.
The panda breathes through their mouth and nose. The normal blood pressure of a Panda will range between 140/88mmHg and 160/90mmHg.