National Feed a Rescue Pet Week

This Bear Cub Was Found Alone And Malnourished, And Today He’s The Only One Of His Kind

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Pandas are known for their distinct pattern and coloring: bright white fur and jet black on their backs and around their eyes. But in very rare cases, a panda will be born with brown, softer caramel-colored fur where the black fur normally is.

He Xin

He Xin

There are only less than 2,000 pandas in the wild, due to the fact that pandas rarely give birth. This is because females ovulate only once a year.

He Xin

He Xin

Giving birth to a brown panda is even more rare. There has been only five recorded cases of brown pandas, and today, there’s only believed to be one in the entire world.

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He Xin

Meet Qizai, a brown panda who resides at a panda center called Foping Panda Valley in China’s Shaanxi Province. He is seven years old, and they believe his brown coat may have come from a genetic trait specific to pandas from the Qinling Mountains. But his mother had normal black and white fur, so it may be a recessive trait.

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He Xin

Qizai was rescued and brought to Foping Panda Valley after being found, alone and malnourished, when he was just two months old.

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He Xin

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