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Bearing a heavy load
Scientists wear the panda suits to limit human interaction with the endangered bears, which are being left to fend for themselves in the new habitat so they can learn crucial survival skills and live in the wild without assistance.
There have been 10 attempts to reintroduce pandas into the wild over the past 30 years, but only two individuals are thought to have been successful. In 2006, a panda named Xiang Xiang was released into the wild by scientists, but was found dead in 2007 after an apparent fall.