The stereotypical image of the giant panda is of a black and white bear, but that’s not entirely accurate! These images are of Qinling pandas, a subspecies of the giant panda restricted to the Qinling Mountains. Officially named in 2005, this subspecies is recognised by its smaller skull size, larger molars, and of course, its brown colouring. It is also extremely rare; there are likely only 200 to 300 of these bears left in the wild.
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