The Cutest Red Panda

Friday, October 8, 2010
Happy in his tree!
This cute Red Panda lives at the Calgaray Zoo in Canada. Look at that cute little tongue! Usually it would be a picture of a crocodile eating a shark or a camel spider eating a US soldier but today, it's just this little fella chomping on a stick!

The Red Panda is a small furry mammal. Slightly larger than a domestic cat, they have reddish-brown fur (hence the name!), a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs.

Endemic to the temperate forests of the Himalayas, the Red Panda ranges from Nepal in the west to China in the east. The panda are also found in northern India, Bhutan and northern Myanmar.

Red Pandas like to eat mainly bamboo, but are known to also eat eggs, birds, insects, and other smaller mammals. 

There is concern that the number of Red Panda are too low and so are an extinction risk. Learn more about Red Panda at the page of the Wellington Zoo

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