Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fact of the Day: Panda Panda

Nobody is certain where the English word for Panda bears come from though it did go through French to get to English. The most likely is from the Nepalese word ponya which was more used to described the raccoon-like red panda animal. The Chinese word for panda is  大熊猫 (Da Xiong Mao) which means "big bear cat". 

11 comments:

Anna-Alina said...

I saw one in a zoo. They so huge but still cute.

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Bob Bushell said...

Lovely.

Emmylou said...

So cute no matter what the name is for them:D

Christine said...

It's a good name going by the translation.

Martha said...

These animals are adorable.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure one big arse cat

Adriana Robles said...

Fun to know. :)
"Big bear cat" is a very cute description!

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Theresa Mahoney said...

We saw the baby pandas in Canada over summer. Cutest little furballs ever!

stephen Hayes said...

Cute, but I don't like the way China controls ownership of them.

Caro * said...

Panda are so cute <3

happyone said...

They are just so cute!!