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Giant Pandas have the same ancestor as Raccoons, but are in the Bear Clade. Lesser Pandas are in the Raccoon Clade, and all Bears, Raccoons, and Dogs have a common ancestor. Giant Pandas are closely related to Raccoons, more related than any other species in the Bear Clade.

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