International Panda Day
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Today's Musings, History & Folklore
The Pink Panda
The giant panda is a bear native to south central China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. The name "giant panda" is sometimes used to distinguish it from the unrelated red panda. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the giant panda's diet is over 99% bamboo.
The giant panda is among the world's most adored and protected rare animals.
For a recent very cute video showing a panda cub distracting his keeper's maintenance tasks, click the napping baby pandas from the Chengdu Breeding and Research Center in Sichuan, China.