Q: "lanechtskipt"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Nov 13 12:29:35 UTC 2013

On 11/13/13 12:01 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
>> Why can't "black & whight bare" be a panda bear?
>> >
>> >---Amy West
> I do not know anyone who writes about exotic animals in America who
> mentions a panda bear being in Boston in 1735.
> Wikipedia, "Giant panda: / Western discovery":  "The West first
> learned of the giant panda on 11 March 1869, when the French
> missionary Armand David[42] received a skin from a hunter. The first
> Westerner known to have seen a living giant panda is the German
> zoologist Hugo Weigold, who purchased a cub in 1916. Kermit and
> Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., became the first Westerners to shoot a
> panda, on an expedition funded by the Field Museum of Natural History
> in the 1920s. In 1936, Ruth Harkness became the first Westerner to
> bring back a live giant panda, a cub named Su Lin[55] which went to
> live at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago."
Fair enough. How about a moon bear? It has a white patch on its neck/chest.

---Amy West

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