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The Internet provides a peek into the life of a giant panda.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2006

No wonder Tai Shan, the panda born in July 2005 at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is creating pandamonium. The adorable little critter, on loan from the Chinese government, is helping us learn about his species. Native to China, giant pandas eat as much as 84 pounds of bamboo a day and, full grown, weigh up to 250 pounds. Too far away to ooh and aah in person? See the live panda cam at

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