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Red Panda

Ailurus fulgens

Description:

A small arboreal mammal, about the size of a large domestic cat. Fur is a reddish brown colour, darker on arms and legs. Face markings are white/cream and the long bushy tail has cream bands. Short front legs give it a waddling gait. Diet is predominantly bamboo but can also consist of eggs, birds, insects and small mammals. Often solitary and active from dusk to dawn. This animal is classified as VULNERABLE. Estimated only 10000 mature animals remain in the wild but continue to decline due mainly to habitat loss and poaching.

Habitat:

Native to eastern Himalayas and southwestern China found in the mountians and temperate forests. Prefers mixed deciduous and conifer forests with a dense bamboo understory.

Notes:

This panda was not found in the wild, it was spotted at Alma Park Zoo just outside of Brisbane, QLD.

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8 Comments

DigantaGogoi
DigantaGogoi 9 years ago

wow..........!!!!!!!!

Pulkit.Singal
Pulkit.Singal 9 years ago

feeling sleepy ! wat a beautiful luck

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

at the right place and right time

Shari_Wildlife
Shari_Wildlife 9 years ago

They are so gorgeous aren't they!

hayde
hayde 9 years ago

I wish I could fall asleep in such a position :)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

OMG! Is so cute

Shari_Wildlife
Shari_Wildlife 9 years ago

they do don't they, what a life!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

They do look really relaxed..

Shari_Wildlife
Spotted by
Shari_Wildlife

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 21, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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