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Facts about Red Panda

The Red Panda is the only species of its kind in the world. ... These Pandas eat bamboo, insects, eggs, fruit, leaves and plants. Red Pandas control the growth and population of these animals and species. Red Pandas play an important role in the ecosystem and it would be a great loss if they became extinct.Aug 5, 2013

Baby red pandas are so unique that they inhabit their own mammal family, the Ailurus genus in the Ailuridae family of mammals! Baby red pandas are called cubs and a single litter has around four cubs. Imagine having four little baby pandas to take care of!

Wild, endangered animals have all the drawbacks of unendangered wild pets plus are illegal. If you want to "own" a red panda, research zoos that have programs which allow you to "adopt" a zoo animal. A zoo with red pandas and an "Adopt a zoo animal" program would be happy to sign you up.

The red panda has given scientists taxonomic fits. It has been classified as a relative of the giant panda, and also of the raccoon, with which it shares a ringed tail. Currently, red pandas are considered members of their own unique family—the Ailuridae. Red pandas are an at-risk species, victims of deforestation.

Red pandas live in temperate forests in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal. They're better adapted to cold than to heat, and they spend winters as well as summers in their home territories. They don't hibernate, but they do rely on their heavy fur and bushy tails to keep them warm during cold spells.Oct 19, 2017

Such adaptations enable it to crush and to chew bamboo and to eat meat. Lifespan: In the Wild - 12 to 14 years (8-10 average); In Captivity - up to 14 years. The red panda is nocturnal, crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) and arboreal (much of its time is spent in trees).

Snow Leopards and Martens are the only real predators of the Red Panda along with Birds of Prey and small carnivores that prey on the smaller and more vulnerable cubs. The biggest threat to the Red Panda however is people who have affected this species mainly through deforestation of their incredibly unique habitats.Feb 22, 2017

Wild, endangered animals have all the drawbacks of unendangered wild pets plus are illegal. If you want to "own" a red panda, research zoos that have programs which allow you to "adopt" a zoo animal. A zoo with red pandas and an "Adopt a zoo animal" program would be happy to sign you up.