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Are pandas a species of bear?

Are pandas a species of bear?

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Asked by F.William, Last updated: Sep 25, 2022

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Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets
Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Oct 31, 2018

There was a time when people thought that panda bears may be more closely related to the raccoon probably because of their appearance. Through the researches that are done by professionals, they have finalized that panda bears are closer to bears. There are different bear species that are available and these bear species can be found in various places of the world. Pandas are known to be cute.

There was a time when people thought that panda bears may be more closely related to the raccoon
In fact, some people consider Pandas to be their favorite animal. Take note that the population of Pandas has declined over the past years. It is best if people would pay more attention to taking care of nature so that Pandas will be able to live comfortably in the years to come.

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F. Lopez

F. Lopez

F. Lopez
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Answered May 17, 2018

Yes pandas are a species of bear. For a while, some scientists thought Panda bears could have been related to Racoons because of their similarites in looks. As time went on, scientists used DNA from the giant panda to determine that the giant panda is closer related to the bear than the racoon.

Yes pandas are a species of bear. For a while, some scientists thought Panda bears could have been
Pandas are only found in the remote moutains, mountanious regions of central China, in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces, according to the national zoo. In this area, there are cool, wet, bamboo forests that are perfect for the Panda bears's needs.

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