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Red Panda

The lesser pandas (Ailurus), also called red pandas or cat bears, are a mammalian genus native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China that feeds primarily on bamboo. Originally, only one species, Ailurus fulgens, was assigned to the genus Ailurus. However, molecular genetic studies from 2020 show that the subspecies

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The bison (Bison bison) or American bison is a North American mammal in the family of cave horned animals (Bovidae). The French explorer Samuel de Champlain named the animal “buffalo” in 1625, derived from the French word boeuf for bovine. The scientific name of the species was published as Bos

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