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Panda Updates – Wednesday, June 9

Red panda tongues are very cute, but they also serve an important purpose. Red pandas use their tongues to check out odors and scent marks in their environment. They do this by using an enlarged papillae on the bottom tip of their tongue to carry liquid up to their mouth and test it. They are the only carnivore with this unique adaptation!

(photo: Trish J.)

Trish J.
Keeper I, Mammals

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