New Discovery of Panda Species Which May Have Been Europe's Last
Published:03 Aug.2022    Source:Taylor & Francis Group

Lumbering through the forested wetlands of Bulgaria around six million years ago, a new species of panda has been uncovered by scientists who state it is currently the last known and "most evolved" European giant panda.

Unearthed from the bowels of the Bulgarian National Museum of Natural History, two fossils of teeth originally found in the eastern European nation in the late 1970s, provide new evidence of a sizable relative of the modern giant panda. Unlike today's iconic black and white bear however, it was not reliant on purely bamboo.