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How Pandas Got Their Patches

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How pandas got their patches.

Giant pandas’ patches are among the most striking of any mammal: black ears and eye spots set against a white face, with dark limbs and shoulders abutting a white neck and torso. Scientists have proposed dozens of reasons for the animals’ piebald appearance. They could be warnings, like the black and white stripes on skunks. Or they could be used for camouflage, communication, eye protection, or regulating body heat.

To find out which ideas were on the mark, scientists compared panda pelage to the dark and light coloring of 195 other terrestrial carnivore species and 39 bear subspecies, and then matched their patterns against environmental conditions and social behaviors.

Read more: Science Magazine

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They evolved to black and white in order to look cute. They knew human had a thing for flurry and cuteness. Its for their species survival.

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Well we can add this discovery to when it was determined which color zebras were striped with.  I can't remember as I didn't and still don't deem it important in the whole scheme of things.

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What's black and white, and hides in the shadows? :st

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