The last pandas in Europe were giant weaklings who couldn’t even eat bamboo

An artist’s interpretation of a new species of European panda. (Photo source: © Velizar Simeonovski, Chicago)

(Opens in a new tab)A pair of fossil teeth were recently revealed in a museum collection when pandas last roamed Europe.

When the researchers examined the teeth, which had been in storage for 40 years, they discovered that the fossils belonged to a never-before-seen species of ancient European pandas. The newly discovered species, a close relative of the modern giant panda, roamed the continent about 6 million years ago and is likely the last pandas in Europe.

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