Have you seen a movie called “Kung Fu Panda”? It’s an animated movie about a lazy panda, named Po, who must become a Kung Fu Master, in order to save the village from an evil snow leopard? Most people have at least heard the title, as it’s gained popularity among both adults and kids alike.
But did you know that Kung Fu Panda is real? That’s right! Contrary to the plot in the movie, he is Russian and is called Pamir. He lives in the Royev Ruchei Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, where he polishes his Kung Fu skills. Parmir is a rare white claw bear, a subspecies of the Asian brown bear, which are native of forests in the Central Asian Himalayan and Tian Shan mountain ranges. Interestingly these are the regions where stereotypical Kung Fu masters reside. But, don’t ask me how did he learned his twirling skills. Also, unlike their brown Russian cousins, white claw bears do not hibernate, so now you know how he attained his twirling stick skills – by practicing the whole winter.
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