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Red Panda

Ailurus fulgens

NATURAL HABITAT
The Red panda prefers to live in mountainous mixed deciduous and conifer forests with old trees and dense under stories of bamboo.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Bamboo, berries, nuts, eggs, flowers and seeds
IN THE ZOO – Bamboo, apples and specially formulated biscuits

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Communicate with chipmunk-like sound
  • Long bushy tail helps balance in trees and provides cover when sleeping
  • Have many nicknames- fire cat, lesser panda, common panda and more
  • Can eat 80 pounds of bamboo in one day living in the wild
  • Excellent tree climbers