Animals of the world, Red Panda

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  • Red pandas are bamboo eaters native to Asia’s high forests
  • Almost 50% of the red panda’s habitat is in the Eastern Himalayas
  • The red panda is slightly larger than a domestic cat though with a longer body and somewhat heavier. It has a thick reddish-brown fur above and black fur underneath with soft, dense woolly undercoat
  • The head and body length of a red panda measures 50 to 64 cm (20 to 25 in)
  • They have large, round heads and short snouts with big, pointed ears.
  • The feet have hairy soles, and the claws are semi-retractile.
  • They use their long, bushy tails for balance and to protect them from harsh cold and winds, presumably for warmth
  •  It sleeps stretched out on a branch with legs dangling when it is hot and curled up with its tail over the face when it is cold
  • Red pandas are skilled climbers, using trees for shelter, to escape predators and to sunbathe in the winter
  • The red panda is specialized as a bamboo feeder, but also eats eggs, birds, insects, flowers, and berries.
  • When foraging, they are most active at night as well as in the gloaming hours of dusk and dawn.
  • It is generally quiet except for some twittering, tweeting, and whistling communication sounds

 

References; Nationalgeographic.com, Wikipedia, Britannica.com, BBC.com, Australiangeographic.com, Birdlife.org.au,worldwildlife.com

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