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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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    on June 7, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    The vaquita, a small porpoise on the verge of extinction, is still hanging in there, said scientists Wednesday who had spotted about a dozen specimens of Mexico's "panda of the sea" on an expedition in May.

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    on May 17, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Assemblies of tiny molecular proteins span the membranes that encapsulate our cells, directing cellular activities and regulating the transport of materials and information in and out.

  • Chinese panda on long-term loan to Thailand dies...
    on April 19, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    A giant panda on long-term loan from China died in a zoo in northern Thailand on Wednesday, six months before she was due to return home, officials from the Chiang Mai Zoo said.

  • Research uncovers how plants pass 'memory' of...
    on April 11, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    New research lead by Keith Slotkin, Ph.D., a member of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, opens the door for scientists to equip plants with the tools they need to adapt to rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), high heat, and other stressors associated with climate change. The study is published in the journal The New Phytologist .

  • Danish Zoo hopes to ignite panda romance
    on March 29, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    Concerned that its two pandas are slow to breed, Copenhagen Zoo has begun a new strategy to encourage mating—giving the prospective couple more time to get to know each other.


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