A New Species of Panda?

The following is a translation from a German publication, Die WELT, August 5, 1995. It was translated by Wolfgang Schmidt, and was published in the following form in the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club newsletter.


Two New Panda Species discovered in China.

AFP, Beijing - Chinese scientists exploring a natural reserve in the province of Shaanxi have discovered two previously unknown species of Panda, an animal threatened with extinction. Unlike the usual black and white checkered Panda bears, their fur is either gray or white. No information about the number of animals was given.


Comment: While two new species of panda would be very interesting and likable indeed, I bet that these animals are a result of a rare genetic mutation, perhaps similar to melanism.