Qinling panda

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Qinling panda

The Qinling panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca qinlingensis) is a subspecies of the giant panda. They was found in the 1960s. At first, Qinling had not been recognized as a subspecies until 2005. Inspite of a subspecies, the panda is the first giant panda subspecies to be recognized.

Its smaller skull and size with dark brown and light brown fur differ Qinling from more familiar nominate subspecies which have commonly black and white furs. There are about 200–300 Qinling pandas living in the wild.

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