Panda (パンダくん) is a hamster owned by Mimi. A Ham-Ham whose fur matches his namesake, he is the sweet and gentle-natured carpenter of the Ham-Hams, who built and repaired many things for his friends across the series.
Panda serves as a carpenter for the Ham-Hams, building most of the large structures used by the Ham-Hams throughout the series. His most-prized project is the Ham-Ham Fun Park: a hamster-scale amusement park, complete with functioning rides and other attractions. Mimi's parents own and operate a woodwork shop in their house, meaning Panda always has access to construction supplies.
He is arguably the most subdued and relaxed out of the boy Ham-Hams, preferring to stay on the sidelines. He also seems to enjoy spending time with the girl Ham-Hams and shares some of their passions, such as knitting (seen in The Knitting Craze). He is also more sensitive than the other boys, and gets especially worked up if his owner is upset.
Panda has an extremely close bond with his owner, Mimi. She is the only human who can understand the Ham-Hams, and thus she often confides in Panda. Being the determined Ham-Ham he is, he goes out of his way and rallies the other Ham-Hams to support and help Mimi.
In earlier episodes, Panda has a crush on Bijou. This is first confirmed in the Tottoko Yoroshiku! Hamuchans introductory drama CD, in which he says he would like to build something for her and wonders if she likes him back. However, it seems like Boss's domineering personality and over-protectiveness of Bijou was too much for Panda to handle. He even says "There are too many rivals!" in regards to how many Ham-Hams have a crush on her. As a result of this, and also the fact that Bijou has never viewed him romantically, this crush seems to have died out early on.
- Ham-Ham Fun Park (built in #19)
- Sled (built in #27)
- The Ham-Ham Express (built in #97)
- Refurbished Jewelry House (built in between episodes #195 and #196, with the other Ham-Hams' assistance)
- Sweet Paradise Fun Park (not confirmed to be Panda's work; also built between episodes, first appearance in #216)
- Skyham's Hang Glider (built in #260)
- Please finish this list!
- Panda's Ham-Ham Fun Park! (#19)
- Midnight Celebration (#35)
- Mimi's Dream Park! (#65)
- The Sunflower Ferris Wheel (#66)
- The New Year's Kite Adventure (#79)
- Scatter the Beans, Scare the Ogres! (#83)
- The Ham-Ham Express (#97)
- The Very Best Present (#100)
- Mimi's Christmas (#129)
- Cherry Blossoms, Please Fall! (#142)
- Crossing the Sky, Skyham! (#260)
- Main article: Panda/Gallery
- Panda is the only character to have the same name across all regions (while Hamtaro's name is mostly universal as well, he is called "Hamtori" in Korean and "Hamutailang" in Chinese).