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Spotted! | Rare Brown Panda in China

Who says pandas are all black and white? D:

Spotted on The Daily Mail UK:

It’s not always black and white! The rare BROWN panda found only in remote mountains of western China

  • Brown giant pandas found in China’s Qinlig Mountains
  • Qizai’s entirely tan and brown fur makes him especially rare

This rare brown panda is walking proof that, when it comes to nature, it’s not always a case of black and white. Unlike his more common monochrome cousins, giant panda Qizai’s coat is tan and brown.

Brown little Panda with a bowl

The quirky creature is one of a rare subspecies that exists only in the remote Qinlig Mountains in western China.

Staff at the Shaanxi Wild Animal Research Centre, where the panda is cared for, say many others like him have only patches of brown in their fur – making Qizai especially rare.

‘He has a totally brown and tan coat which is very rare. Most just have a few brown patches,’ one keeper said.

Experts believe the colony of 300 pandas’ unusual colouring is down a combination of a genetic mutation and the animals’ local diet in the remote mountainous region.

‘They only exist in the wild on these mountains and there are brown variants of other species in the area too,’ the keeper said.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2398703/Its-black-white-The-rare-BROWN-panda-remote-mountains-western-China.html#ixzz2cfVsN5Nh

Hehe, no matter what color pandas are, I think they are both cute ^^


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