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Panda keepers in Wolong wear panda suits so that baby pandas won't lose their fear of humans.

Man wearing panda suit walking toward a baby panda in a tree

And the "best dressed" award goes to... Panda keepers in Wolong wear panda suits so that baby pandas won't recognize them as people and lose their fear of humans.

Credit: Sue Nichols, Michigan State University Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

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