The Red Panda By Elizabeth fitzpatrick

The Red Panda is 2 feet of thick red fur, black limbs and stomach, and white markings on it's face. Red Pandas live in trees in forests. Almost 50% of the Red Panda population live in the Eastern Himalayas. They are herbivores, which means they only eat plants like bamboo! But sadly, the Red Panda species is very vulnerable and has recently been added to the endangered species list.

Red Pandas are herbivores which means they only eat plants.

The Red Panda's forest homes are being cleared out by humans. They have cut down a large number of the Red Panda's nesting trees. There has also been a huge loss of bamboo. Humans have captured Red Pandas and killed them for their fur. The Red Pandas have also been killed from getting caught in traps for other animals. The Red Panda species has decreased rapidly because humans have taken them out of their natural habitat.

This loss of Red Pandas has also effected other animals too, who have relied on Red Pandas in their food chain. So, how can we fix this problem? The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) have been closely monitoring Red Pandas, especially in Nepal. They have been working with yak herders and other groups in the community to reduce human impact on the Red Panda's habitat. There was also a fine that was made that if someone is found guilty of killing a Red Panda, they have to pay up to $1,000 and/or 10 years in jail.

This animal is just one of the many animals on the endangered species list. We can't fix it unless more people start caring about the well being of these animals. Together, we can make a difference and save an animal's life.

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