The Red panda prefers to live in mountainous mixed deciduous and conifer forests with old trees and dense under stories of bamboo.
IN THE WILD – Bamboo, berries, nuts, eggs, flowers and seeds
IN THE ZOO – Bamboo, apples and specially formulated biscuits
- 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