spend the daylight hours sleeping in the branches high in the tree canopy with their long, bushy tail wrapped around them to keep them warm.
The Red Panda has long, soft, red-brown fur with distinctive black and white markings on its face and a ringed tail. It has long white whiskers. Like giant pandas, red pandas have an extra "thumb," which is simply an enlarged bone.
lives in cold, high-altitude mountain forests
found inhabiting the temperate mountain forests on the slopes of the Himalayas.
The Red Panda also has dense fur which helps to keep it warm during the cold winter along with having thick and woolly fur on the soles of their feet which not only helps to keep their feet warm but also prevents them from slipping on the wet branches.
it is the size of a house cat
Red pandas eat bamboo, fruit, grasses, acorns, roots, eggs, and small animals
today the Red Panda is extinct from certain areas and population numbers are rapidly declining in others.
the Red Panda is being pushed into smaller and more isolated pockets of their once wide range with other factors including climate change affecting the lack of abundance of bamboo.
Red Panda builds a nest in a tree-hole, roots or bamboo thicket which is lined with leaves, moss and other soft plant material.
Did you know? Their nick name is firefox like the Mozilla Firefox internet browser. Mozilla Firefox chose red pandas as their symbol to help raise awareness on the hunting of these animals in hopes to help save them.
They are currently on the endangered list. They are endangered due to their habitat being cut down for money from the trees. They have no place to live then and become hunted for their fur.