Pandas in Chengdu!

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  1. Pandas’ black and white colour scheme has uses besides adorableness

why is a panda black and white

Pandas evolved their distinctive black and white colouring as this provides camouflage along snowy mountain patches, allowing them to hide from predators. The white blends in with the snow, whereas the black blends with shadows and darker rock outcrops. Their black eye patches might also help individuals identify each other. Black, white and Asian, and everyone loves them – they’re not only a perfect vegetarian mascot but one that’s often used against racism.

 

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