Well this is news to me, so hopefully it will be to you as well. Apparently early last November the fifth Brown-and-White Panda ever to be found was discovered in northwestern China. The young 2 month old cub hadn’t even opened it’s eyes to see it’s amazing fur coat when Liang Qihui, an engineer at Foping Nature Reserve Administration in Shan’xi Province, stumbled upon him in the forest. The baby’s mother had the typical black-and-white fur of a Giant Panda. It’s unclear what causes the color change, but some researcher’s believe it could be the result of inbreeding while others “believe the color is a recurrence of the original ancestor, or atavism.”
Habitat: China – specific territory unknown.
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