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Panda updates – Wednesday, November 17

Have you ever watched a giant panda eat? If so,  you are aware that their ears move when they chew. This is because their jaw muscles are attached to the top of their head, at the sagittal crest, which is a part of their skull. This gives them incredible jaw strength allowing them to crush through tough, thick bamboo culms in one bite!  

This adaptation is not just specific to giant pandas and can be found in other animals as well. It is a great feature to look for in your next trip to Zoo Atlanta. 

Trish J.
Keeper I, Mammals 

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