Panda

Panda

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Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), called “Daxiongmao” (Giant bear-cat) or “Baixiong” (white bear) in Chinese. – West China.  The Panda eats bamboo almost exclusively.  This includes a possibility of around 30 species of bamboo in the wild.  The Panda is near-sighted and has a highly developed sense of hearing.
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 The front feet have a small pad or cushion which acts as a thumb for holding bamboo stalks.
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Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) – Southern edge of the Himalayan range from Nepal to the Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan.  The Red Panda has sharp claws, which enables them to climb trees easily.  They rests on branches, with their legs dangling down.   the diet is bamboo and other plants and roots.

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