Panda bears aren't really bears ???

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25 Responses to O…..

  1. Tammie says:

    Yup, that's right-but I won't tell anyone if you won't, heehee!!!!

  2. LBeeeze says:

    Hahahahaha….isn't he funny ?? He looks like he's saying "O."
    Thanks very much….so nice to see you !!

  3. little miao says:

    Nope, they're kitties! (In China, their name "xiong mao" literally translates as "bear cat").So cute! Mr Beaver has more whiskers than all the Miao Bros combined (well, maybe not… I haven't counted).

  4. Morgat says:

    Whoa. What are ya going to tell me next — I'm not really a beaver??? Dam.

  5. LBeeeze says:

    Thanks !!! This is what I found on a Smithsonian zoo site:
    Père Armand David placed the species in the bear genus, Ursus, and labeled the species Ursus melanoleucus in 1869. About a year later, Alphonse Milne-Edwards correctly placed the species in its own separate genus and christened the animal Ailuropoda melanoleuca, meaning "cat-footed, black-and-white animal." This Latin name has stuck.
    Mr. Beaver sure does have lots of whiskers but the Miao Bros are much curter !! : )

  6. LBeeeze says:

    Actually, this is a singing beaver. He's been holding that O note for a long time now…..heheheheheh….
    Thanks !!

  7. little miao says:

    Ailuropoda I love that word!Thanks for the info – I didn't know the history of the panda. So the Chinese were right all along in classifying them as both cats and bears!

  8. LBeeeze says:

    I read some other articles and apparently some scientists believe they share numerous genetic similarities to bears, but they're not quite bears.
    Here's more info from the Smithsonian article about the various Chinese names for Panda Bears:
    As if the identity of this bamboo-eater wasn’t confused enough, the giant panda in later literature also received the names of meng shi shou (beast of prey), bai bao (white leopard), shi tie shou (iron-eating beast), and zhu xiong (bamboo bear). To this day, the Chinese name for the giant panda is still under dispute. Is it a banded bear (huaxiong), a catlike bear (maoxiong), a bearlike cat (xiongmao), or a great bear-cat (daxiongmao)?
    I like great bear-cat myself….They are beautiful and interesting creatures for sure !!
    Thank you !!

  9. Koala bears aren't really bears either!

  10. Morgat says:

    What about teddy bears? They're real bears, right? Right?????

  11. LBeeeze says:

    Aren't koalas a type of nut ??
    Thanks !!

  12. Waterbaby says:

    Oooooooo my they're not?! Ooooooooo no!

  13. LBeeeze says:

    Teddy bears and def real bears…..just ask Waterbaby's Berr Symon….

  14. Uh, oh….another childhood belief shattered……..lol

  15. LBeeeze says:

    Lions and tigers and nobears….
    Oh, my !!!
    LOL….thanks !!

  16. LBeeeze says:

    Hahahaha….thanks very much. It's so good to see you !!

  17. LBeeeze says:

    Oh….I'm so sorry…..don't be sad….they're still full of cute !!

  18. Clearly Teddy bears Panda both Giant and Red, belong to the special Taxonomic Kingdom Adorabilia. (Cute is latin for Animal hide I think)

  19. LBeeeze says:

    I'm sure biologists everywhere most definitely agree !!
    Thanks lots !!!

  20. They certainly are! Have you talked to yours recently?

  21. LBeeeze says:

    Don't I know it. Certifiable !!!
    Hahahahahaha….thanks !!

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