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World's Only All-White Panda's
New Gilded Look
The world's only all-white panda surfaced again in southwest China's Sichuan province, with a brand-new look of golden-white fur all over, as videos released last month.

The distinctive creature burst into sight after infrared cameras captured its figure about 2,000 meters above sea level in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in April 2019. With no spots on its body and unique red eyes, the wild giant panda was concluded to be an albino, hitherto the only one of its kind anywhere on earth.
In February 2020, the long-lost panda was once again spotted in the reserve rambling in a snowfield and making brief occasional stops as if absorbed in deep thought.

After three days of trekking across forests and brooks, it was then caught on cameras set up about 1 km away on a mountain ridge. It took the panda about 10 minutes to reach the foot of the mountain before it vanished into the unknown.
"It has grown up a lot and has a sturdy physique. Judging from pictures, the panda is now about three years old and the snow-white fur of its limbs has become tinged with a golden hue," said Tan Yingchun with the reserve's protection and research project on the white giant panda.

Since the albino panda acted alone in both pieces of video footage, the researchers with the reserve believe that it has left the nest, living on its own away from its mother.

The videos have shown that the white panda was in good shape with lustrous fur, said Li Sheng, a researcher with Peking University and a specialist in bears. Li also explained that albinism exists in different vertebrate species and the albino mutation can inhibit melanin synthesis in an animal's body, making the animal appear white, golden-white or pastel golden.

The albino mutation is a recessive gene. Only when the parent pandas both carry the gene can the baby show the albino traits.

Giant Pandas Play in the Snow in Wolong
Giant panda Qian Qian plays with one of her cubs at Shenshuping base of China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas in Wolong National Nature Reserve, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 17, 2021. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)
Giant panda cubs play at Qinling breeding
and research center in Shaanxi
Giant panda cubs play at the Qinling breeding and research center for the giant panda in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 22, 2021. Three giant pandas have given birth to 4 cubs here in 2020. Photo:Xinhua

Beautiful Pictures of Pairi Daiza's 5 Giant Pandas
Giant panda Xing Hui plays at the Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium, Jan. 27, 2021. Pairi Daiza zoo hosts five giant pandas currently, including father Xing Hui, mother Hao Hao, and three children Tian Bao, Bao Di and Bao Mei. Bao Di and Bao Mei are twins born in August 2019 after the birth of Tian Bao in June 2016.
Giant panda twin cubs Bao Di and Bao Mei play at the Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium, Jan. 27, 2021.

The Panda Appeal Helps the Pandas
Sophie, Lucy, Faith, Jessica, Alana and Marta helped the pandas. They are from Northern Ireland and wanted to save the pandas because they love animals. They also think they are cute and playful. These classmates worked for 6 days and sold stuff like key rings, pom-poms, tassels, bookmarks, charms, badges, bracelets and sweets. They have named their group The Panda Appeal and raised £155.88.

Thank you to The Panda Appeal for your help in saving the giant panda.
Check out the National Zoo's pandas playing in the snow

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a lift on keeper's leg
Giant Pandas Play in the Snow in Wolong
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Cuddly Giant Pandas Play in the Snow
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