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Oldest Known Giant Panda Fossil Found In China

  • Category lifestyle
  • Definition HD
  • Resolution 1280 x 720
  • Duration 00:00:33
  • Year 2018
  • Language English

Oldest Known Giant Panda Fossil Found In China

Scientists in China have found a fossil from a giant panda that lived 22,000 years ago. Until the fossil was reassembled and analyzed, biologists had no idea this panda lineage even existed. The fossil turned up in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi region where no pandas live today. According to researchers, it's now considered the oldest DNA from giant pandas to date.

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