Pandas Have Complex Social Behavior and Sex Life, GPS Tracking Reveals

March 28, 2015 12:50 PM

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Many new things can be learned about animal behavior by simply tracking down the movement of a few specimens. For instance, by attaching GPS collars to several giant pandas scientists recently discovered that the shy bears have a much busier social life than previously thought.

A research team from Michigan State University published a study in the Journal of Mammalogy revealing complex aspects about the social behavior of the giant panda. The method the scientist used to monitor the life of the elusive species was pretty straightforward. By equipping five panda specimens ...

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