Outside Animals

Red Panda Ailurus fulgens

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

Diet at 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