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panda : a large black-and-white mammal (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) of chiefly central China that feeds primarily on bamboo shoots and is now usually classified with the bears (family Ursidae) — Merriam-Webster   See also   OneLook


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Giant Panda, also known as the panda bear (or simply the panda), is a bear species endemic to China. It is characterized by its bold black-and-white coat and rotund body. The name “giant panda” is sometimes used to distinguish it from the red panda, a neighboring musteloid. Though it belongs to the order Carnivora, the giant panda is a folivore, with bamboo shoots and leaves making up more than 99% of its diet. — Wikipedia

Giant Panda (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Giant Panda (International Association for Bear Research and Management)

Giant Panda (One Zoom)
Giant Panda (WolframAlpha)




Mammalogy is the study of mammals – a class of vertebrates with characteristics such as homeothermic metabolism, fur, four-chambered hearts, and complex nervous systems. Mammalogy has also been known as “mastology,” “theriology,” and “therology.” The major branches of mammalogy include natural history, taxonomy and systematics, anatomy and physiology, ethology, ecology, and management. — Wikipedia

Mammalogy (Encyclopædia Britannica)

The Science of Mammalogy (The American Society of Mammalogists)




DDC: 599.789 Giant Pandas (Library Thing)
Subject: Pandas (Library Thing)

Subject: Pandas (Open Library)

LCC: QL 737.C214 Pandas (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Pandas (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QL 737.C214 Pandas (Library of Congress)
Subject: Pandas (Library of Congress)

Subject: Pandas (WorldCat)




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Careers in Mammalogy (American Society of Mammalogists)

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)


International Association for Bear Research and Management

American Society of Mammalogists
The Mammal Society


Giant Panda News (Smithsonian Magazine), NPR Archives,

International Bear News (International Association for Bear Research and Management)
Ursus (International Association for Bear Research and Management)

Journal of Mammalogy (American Society of Mammalogists)
Mammalian Species (American Society of Mammalogists)
Mammal Review (The Mammal Society)

Pandas (EurekaAlert, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Pandas (bioRxiv: Preprint Server for Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
Pandas (JSTOR)
Pandas (Science Daily)
Pandas (Science News)
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Pandas (NPR Archives)



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Ecosystem Forest, Grassland, Desert, Arctic, Aquatic

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Microorganism Virus
Prokaryote Archaea, Bacteria
Eukaryote Protist, Fungi, Algae, Protozoa (Tardigrade)
Plant Flower, Tree
Cnidaria Coral, Jellyfish
Cephalopod Cuttlefish, Octopus
Crustacean Lobster, Shrimp
Arachnid Spider, Scorpion
Insect Ant, Bee, Beetle, Butterfly
Fish Seahorse, Ray, Shark
Amphibian Frog, Salamander
Reptile Turtle, Tortoise, Dinosaur
Bird Penguin, Ostrich, Owl, Crow, Parrot
Mammal Platypus, Bat, Mouse, Rabbit, Goat, Giraffe, Camel, Horse, Elephant, Mammoth
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Cetacean Whale, Dolphin
Primate Monkey, Chimpanzee, Human


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