The Red Panda

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It’s a cat, it’s a panda, its a raccoon., its the red panda! The red Panda is a cute furry animal with a feisty look in its eye. The Red Panda is related to the Giant Panda and looks and has similar characteristics to the street raccoon. The scientific name for the Red Panda in Ailurus fulgens. Red Pandas are endangered creatures with their habitats slowly disappearing. Red Pandas have similar characteristics to raccoons. Red Pandas don’t eat very much for their size.
Physical Description
Red Pandas are very much like raccoons, they are very peaceful creatures too! These Pandas have distance markings and markings. They have reddish-brown fur on its upper body, which is used for camouflage. It has a white snout and ears, with white streaks on their face. Red Pandas look nothing like an ordinary panda, this Panda has similar characteristics to a raccoon. It has a covering of red fur like the raccoon. The Red Panda is very small, the body size can range from twenty to twenty-five inches. Also they can weigh up to 8-12 pounds. They have very interesting and unique features. The Red Panda like the Giant Panda has an extra thumb which is used to grip things. They also have extra long whiskers which is used to navigate their environment at night. The Red Panda doesn't live very long compared to a human. The average life span of a Red Panda is 8-12 years. This creature rests during the day and is alive during the night. They are nocturnal which means that they hunt during the night and sleep during the day.

Distribution & Habitat
Also, the Red Panda lives in colder climates and forest type biomes with bamboo. They live in temperate type biomes. They can be found is the delicious forests. Red Pandas love bamboo as their habitat/sh...

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...d protect them dearly. The main cause of their low population rates is caused by humans directly or indirectly.

Red Pandas are on the endangered list, they live in the Himalayas low elevation parts. Their main natural predator is the snow leopard. Mothers can only have up to one to four cubs a life time. Their mothers make nest for the cubs and the cubs are blind for the first three weeks after birth. Red Pandas have similar characteristics to the raccoon. The Red Panda is an omnivore and fills it stomach with two-thirds of bamboo. Red Pandas are an endangered species and slowly disappearing.

Bibliography
"Red Panda - Endangerment." Red Panda - Endangerment. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

"Red Panda." Fact Sheet. Friends of the National Zoo and Smithsonian National Zoological Park, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

"Red Pandas." Red Pandas. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

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