Red pandas are of the order Carnivora, making them carnivores, but their diet consists almost entirely of bamboo leaves. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/09/26/facts-about-the-red-panda.aspx

Red pandas are of the order Carnivora, making them carnivores, but their diet consists almost entirely of bamboo leaves. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/09/26/facts-about-the-red-panda.aspx

Red pandas are the only living member of the family Ailuridae, and their taxonomic position has been a subject of much debate. They were first described as belonging to the raccoon family in 1825, and this classification has been controversial ever since. However, most recent DNA research places red pandas into their own family: Ailuridae.

Red pandas are the only living member of the family Ailuridae, and their taxonomic position has been a subject of much debate. They were first described as belonging to the raccoon family in 1825, and this classification has been controversial ever since. However, most recent DNA research places red pandas into their own family: Ailuridae.

So cute and playful! The red panda is not a bear (like the white-and-black giant panda) but closely related to raccoons and skunks. Surprisingly though, their favourite diet is bamboo leaves and shoots. Sadly, the red panda is endangered, like so many other species.

So cute and playful! The red panda is not a bear (like the white-and-black giant panda) but closely related to raccoons and skunks. Surprisingly though, their favourite diet is bamboo leaves and shoots. Sadly, the red panda is endangered, like so many other species.

The Red Panda, or “firefox,” Population 2500 [VU]. is often referred to as the “lesser panda” in deference to the better-known giant panda. The red panda has been previously classified in the families Procyonidae (raccoons) and Ursidae (bears), but recent research has placed it in its own family Ailuridae, The red panda’s diet is very unusual for a mammal and consists mostly of bamboo. When the weather is warm enough, they also eat insects and fruit.

The Red Panda, or “firefox,” Population 2500 [VU]. is often referred to as the “lesser panda” in deference to the better-known giant panda. The red panda has been previously classified in the families Procyonidae (raccoons) and Ursidae (bears), but recent research has placed it in its own family Ailuridae, The red panda’s diet is very unusual for a mammal and consists mostly of bamboo. When the weather is warm enough, they also eat insects and fruit.

Red pandas are of the order Carnivora, making them carnivores, but their diet consists almost entirely of bamboo leaves. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/09/26/facts-about-the-red-panda.aspx

Red pandas are of the order Carnivora, making them carnivores, but their diet consists almost entirely of bamboo leaves. http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/09/26/facts-about-the-red-panda.aspx

Cool and Fun Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Red Pandas      Good tree climbers     Most active during the day     Red Pandas are solitary animals     The Giant Panda is significantly larger than the Red Panda     The Red Panda differs from the Giant Panda in that it adds fruits to its diet     The Red Panda feeds more frequently on bamboo leaves as opposed to the stems and shoots eaten by the Giant Panda

Cool and Fun Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Red Pandas Good tree climbers Most active during the day Red Pandas are solitary animals The Giant Panda is significantly larger than the Red Panda The Red Panda differs from the Giant Panda in that it adds fruits to its diet The Red Panda feeds more frequently on bamboo leaves as opposed to the stems and shoots eaten by the Giant Panda

The Red Panda has always been one of my loves at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

The Red Panda has always been one of my loves at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Red panda | Red Panda Diet

Red panda | Red Panda Diet

The red panda’s diet is very unusual for a mammal and consists mostly of bamboo. When the weather is warm enough, they also eat insects and fruit. Although the giant panda eats almost every part of the bamboo plant (except the roots), the red panda only eats the youngest, most tender shoots and leaves.

The red panda’s diet is very unusual for a mammal and consists mostly of bamboo. When the weather is warm enough, they also eat insects and fruit. Although the giant panda eats almost every part of the bamboo plant (except the roots), the red panda only eats the youngest, most tender shoots and leaves.

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