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Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)

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Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)


Red pandas are small, tree-dwelling mammals with reddish-brown fur and a long, shaggy tail. They have a bear-like body with a face similar to that of a raccoon.


They are found in the mountainous regions of the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China.


Red pandas live in the temperate forests at high altitudes, where bamboo is abundant.


These solitary animals are mostly nocturnal and spend most of their time in trees. They are very agile and use their tails for balance.


While bamboo constitutes the majority of their diet, they also eat fruits, acorns, roots, and eggs.


Red pandas have a slow reproductive rate, with females birthing one or two cubs annually.


They face threats from habitat loss, poaching, and inbreeding depression due to their small population size.

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