Red Panda

Ailurus fulgens

Red Panda

Despite the fact that red panda belong to the carnivorous family, his diet consist almost only of plants.

He really likes eating bamboo leaves which is 95% of his diet.
He has a 6th finger, called “falsed thumb”, allowing him to maintain the bamboo branch while he feeds on the leaves.

Although he shares his name with the giant pande, he doesn’t belong to the family of Ursidae (the bear family) but to the family of ailuridae, which he is the only member.

3 - 6 kg
1 m
bamboo leaves, fruits, flowers, eggs
5 months
Asia
vulnerable

Birth

A new addition to the Red Panda family !

A baby was born on 1st of July 2019.
The little male will spend the first three months hidden in his nest.

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