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"In the past, people thought that the raccoon
family and the bear family were very closely
related. This picture shows a newer idea about
the Carnivora family tree. It is based on DNA.
The red panda and the giant panda have similar
names, but you can see that the red panda is not
a bear. Some scientists put the red panda in the
raccoon family. The new picture shows the idea
that red pandas might be so different from other
carnivores that they should have their own
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