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panda

includes Ailuropoda melanoleuca (giant panda) and Ailurus fulgens (lesser panda). Arboreal, plantigrade animal, vegetarian for the most part but may be omnivorous in some circumstances. Black and white in color with a white face and a black patch around each eye. The lesser or red panda has glossy red fur on its back The genera vary in size from a large cat to a small bear.
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12 NATURE, "The lesser panda and giant panda clearly do not share a common ancestor after the [bear-raccoon] split, emphasizing that the morphological similarities of the pandas are probably the result of parallel retention of ancestral characters that may have been lost (for example, in the bear) after their divergence from the main line.
They said that at the time, he was wearing the same cap found near the murder scene featuring a stuffed lesser panda head on it.
Natural infection with CDV has occasionally been reported in bears, lesser pandas, and giant pandas (8-10).