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RED PANDA © Trever Miller   A red panda surveys it's surroundings.

RED PANDA © Trever Miller A red panda surveys it's surroundings.

Red panda - The Red Panda, also called the Firefox or Lesser Panda (Latin name: Ailurus fulgens, “shining cat”), is a mostly herbivorous mammal, specialized as a bamboo feeder. It is slightly larger than a domestic cat (40 – 60 cm long, 3 – 6 kg weight). The Red Panda is endemic to the Himalayas in Bhutan, southern China, Pakistan, India, Laos, Nepal, and Burma. There is an estimated population of fewer than 2,500 mature individuals. Their population continues to decline .

Red panda - The Red Panda, also called the Firefox or Lesser Panda (Latin name: Ailurus fulgens, “shining cat”), is a mostly herbivorous mammal, specialized as a bamboo feeder. It is slightly larger than a domestic cat (40 – 60 cm long, 3 – 6 kg weight). The Red Panda is endemic to the Himalayas in Bhutan, southern China, Pakistan, India, Laos, Nepal, and Burma. There is an estimated population of fewer than 2,500 mature individuals. Their population continues to decline .

12 Animals Eating with Their Hands

12 Animals Eating with Their Hands

I sure hope this lazy lil Red Panda doesnt fall off of his branch!

I sure hope this lazy lil Red Panda doesnt fall off of his branch!

My little brother had a stuffed red panda when he was a kid  For years I thought it was a raccoon, and then he informed me it was indeed a red panda.  One worldly 5 year old!

My little brother had a stuffed red panda when he was a kid For years I thought it was a raccoon, and then he informed me it was indeed a red panda. One worldly 5 year old!

The better to smell you with! Mostly solitary, red pandas use scent glands to mark their territory and communicate with other red pandas nearby. They only consort during breeding season. (Photo by jarrodvk)

The better to smell you with! Mostly solitary, red pandas use scent glands to mark their territory and communicate with other red pandas nearby. They only consort during breeding season. (Photo by jarrodvk)

After growing in size and strength, Lincoln Park Zoo’s first-ever Red Panda cubs Clark, a male, and Addison, a female, are now in their outdoor exhibit!5

After growing in size and strength, Lincoln Park Zoo’s first-ever Red Panda cubs Clark, a male, and Addison, a female, are now in their outdoor exhibit!5

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