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  BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Red panda, lesser panda
Red pandas have a bear-like body with thick russet fur.
Red pandas mainly feed on bamboo, but also eat acorns, roots, berries, lichens and occasionally eggs and young birds.
The IUCN classify red pandas as Endangered, and they are on CITES: Appendix I. They are protected in Nepal and China.
www.bbc.net.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/6.shtml   (230 words)

  
  Red Panda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Red Panda was formerly classified in the raccoon family (Procyonidae), but now many experts, including Wilson and Reeder (1993), classify it as either a member of the bear family (Ursidae) or in its own family (Ailuridae).
The Red Panda is the state animal of Sikkim.
In May 2005, the Red Panda gained a surge of popularity in Japan when a panda named Futa (風太) living in the Chiba Animal Park was found to be able to stand on his hind legs like a human for up to 30 seconds at a time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Red_Panda   (920 words)

  
 Red Panda
The red panda is a mammal who is a smaller relative of the giant panda.
The red panda lives in the bamboo forests of the Himalayan Mountains; its range is in Western China.
The sharp claws of the red panda are used for grabbing its favorite food, the bamboo.
www.lsb.syr.edu /projects/cyberzoo/redpanda.html   (435 words)

  
 Lady Wildlifes Red Panda
The red panda's long, bushy tail serves as a pillow or as a form of insulation by covering it face, the tail prevent heat loss.
Red Panda and Man: The red panda is more wide spread and numerous than its well known relative the giant panda, but it has less human contact, except for some raiding of milk and butter supplies in a few villages..
The shy red panda, with its rich, red coat, blends into the red brown trees of its habitat and is rarely seen.
ladywildlife.com /animal/redpanda.html   (975 words)

  
 ABC-KID.com - Red Panda Pictures for Kids
The red panda or Ailurus fulgens is a smaller relative of the giant panda.
Many zoologists debate weather the red pandas are more closely related to the raccoon family or to the bear family, but many experts think they belong to a family of their own.
The red panda is slightly larger than a large housecat, has rusty red fur, a long light and dark striped tail, a short white nose, and dark tear tracks.
www.abc-kid.com /redpanda   (353 words)

  
 Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)
The red panda is a smaller relative of the Giant Panda.
The red panda is usually red on its upper surface and fl underneath.
The red panda lives in bamboo forests in the Himalayas, living at elevations of 7000 to 15,500 feet where the air is cool and moist.
www.thebigzoo.com /Animals/Red_Panda.asp   (408 words)

  
 Red panda
Description: The red panda's fur is long, thick and fuzzy to protect it against rain and cold and its colour perhaps helps the panda to blend with the reddish moss and white lichen growing on the fir trees of its mountainous habitat at up to 5000 m altitude.
Red pandas are nocturnal, spending most of their day asleep in trees.
The red panda is also known as the lesser panda or red cat bear.
www.bristolzoo.org.uk /learning/animals/mammals/red-panda   (344 words)

  
 Animals - Red Pandas
Red pandas, Ailurus fulgens, are threatened due to habitat loss and destruction.
Red pandas live in the dense mountain forests of Nepal and China and feed almost exclusively on bamboo.
Red pandas are related to raccoons, while giant pandas are classified as bears.
www.zooatlanta.org /animals_red_pandas.htm   (393 words)

  
 Red Panda
Red pandas are found at high altitudes in the temperate forests of the Himalayas between 6,500 to 16,000 feet in elevation, in northern Myanmar (Burma) Bhutan and Nepal, as well as the mountains of western Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China.
Red pandas hold their food in their forepaws and bring it to their mouths while sitting, standing or lying on their backs.
When threatened, red pandas stands on their hind legs and give a sharp hiss or a sequence of snorts and swipe the air with their semi-retractile claws to scare away predators.
www.wildinfo.com /facts/Redpanda.asp?page=/facts/Redpanda.asp&i_id=637   (559 words)

  
 Animals: Mammals Red Panda
Red pandas are small with an overall length of three to three-and-one-half feet and weigh approximately 10 to 12 pounds.
Red pandas have a long tail that is bushy and reddish-brown with distinctly separate pale reddish rings, which they use to cover their face and keep their noses warm in the cold.
For tree climbing, the red panda is equipped with razor-sharp claws that are semi-retractable.
www.philadelphiazoo.org /index.php?id=3_1_1_13   (571 words)

  
 Pandas; Both the giant and the red panda are classified as carnivores (meat eaters),
Less work has been done on the red pandas diet, although it is believed that the red panda will eat Sorbus berries when in season, while in other parts of their territory they have been observed robbing nests of eggs and chicks.
The red panda was the first of the specie to be exhibited alive in the west.
The red panda has a fixed breeding season, a higher percentage of surviving young, smaller litters and a gestation period between ninety and one hundred and forty five days.
www.planet-pets.com /plntpnda.htm   (562 words)

  
 Hamilton Zoo : Red Panda
The red panda is missing its upper first premolar teeth; the lower ones are either small or missing.
Red pandas are born in a den in a rock cleft or tree cavity lined with grass.
The red panda is said to be a relic of the Ice Age that found a comfortably cold habitat to survive in.
www.hamiltonzoo.co.nz /index.asp?PageID=2145828950   (834 words)

  
 red panda of fizziefuzzie.
red panda is the official troublemaker and asskicker of the fizziefuzzie gang.
whenever white panda eats his beloved peanuts, he turns into red panda and all the troublemaking and asskicking begin.
however, white panda never remembers anything that occurred while he was red panda.
www.fizziefuzzie.com /rp.htm   (85 words)

  
 The Red Panda
Red Pandas are native to the colder mountainous regions of
Although they are technically classified as carnivores due to the configuration of their teeth, around 95% of the diet of the Red Panda in the wild is bamboo, with the other 5% composed of a combination of berries, lichens, eggs and the occasional young bird.
Red Pandas may look like small bears, but in reality their closest relative is the Giant Panda – which is also not particularly closely related to other bears.
www.jerusalemzoo.org.il /english/upload/month/rpanda.html   (444 words)

  
 Minnesota Zoo/Conservation/SSP/Red Panda
Red Pandas in the wild are nearly extinct in large parts of their territory due to human encroachment and the unusual biology of bamboo, their main diet staple.
Red Pandas are extremely susceptible to the canine distemper virus and current vaccines have been unsuccessful for this species.
Field research is also underway to determine more about the ecology and habitat uses of red pandas in the wild with the hopes of eventually establishing a reintroduction project in parts of its former range.
www.mnzoo.com /conservation/National/SSP/redpanda.asp   (230 words)

  
 The Environmental Literacy Council - Red Panda
Red pandas are quadrupeds that do not typically walk upright, though we are still learning about Ailurus fulgens, or the "fire-colored cat," through field and zoo studies.
The word "panda" is thought to be an Anglicization of the animal's local name "poonya." It wasn't until the discovery of the Giant panda fifty years later that the Red panda colloquially became known as the "lesser" panda.
The Red panda is native to the cool, misty, temperate forests that stretch thousands of miles from western Nepal to southwestern China.
www.enviroliteracy.org /subcategory.php/285.html   (432 words)

  
 The Red Panda Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The red panda, Ailurus fulgens, also known as the lesser panda, inhabits a region that stretches from Nepal to the Sichuan province in China.
The red panda is more widespread and numerous than its well-known relative the giant panda, but it has less human contact, except for some raiding of milk and butter supplies in a few villages.
The shy red panda, with its rich, red coat, blends into the red-brown trees of its habitat and is rarely seen.
www.tcp.com /~bigboote/pandastats.html   (523 words)

  
 Red Panda
Red Pandas are found in the temperate forests of the Himalayas and some high mountain areas of China and Myanmar (Burma).
Anatomical features indicate Red Pandas are most closely related to the racoon and similar to giant pandas and bears but are now in a 'family' of their own.
The Red Panda is most active in the early morning and late afternoon spending most of the day resting in trees conserving their energy as their bamboo diet has a low energy content.
www.wellingtonzoo.com /animals/animals/mammals/panda.html   (394 words)

  
 Power Pets - Red Panda - Adopt Simulated Pets in a Fun and Exciting Virtual World
Red Pandas are very distinct in appearance, they have thick red-brown fur covering their bear like body while their limbs and belly are fl and they have white markings above their eyes and on the side of their face as well as a white muzzle.
Generally Red Pandas are solitary, except for the mating period or when the mother is with her young.
The biggest threat to Red Pandas is deforestation (for timber, fuel and agricultural land) that results in fragmentation and loss of habitat as well as the loss of bamboo, poaching for their fur or for pets, and competition from domestic livestock.
www2.powerpets.com /educat/red_panda.asp   (385 words)

  
 Red Panda: The Fire Cat - National Zoo| FONZ
Red pandas live only in temperate forests in the Himalayan foothills from western Nepal through northern Burma and in the mountains of southwestern China (Sichuan, Yunnan, and Xizang provinces) at altitudes between 4,900 and 13,000 feet.
Thus, while the arc of the red panda’s distribution extends thousands of miles, from Kashmir in the west to northern Sichuan in the east, their requisite habitat lies in a very narrow and fragile ecological band.
Red pandalike fossils, complete with the massive dentition and robust skulls necessary for attachment of powerful chewing muscles, have been found in Miocene (25 to 5 million years ago) deposits of eastern Europe and Pliocene (5 to 2 million years ago) strata of western North America.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Publications/ZooGoer/1992/2/redpandasfirecat.cfm   (2385 words)

  
 www.mrnussbaum.com - Red Panda
Red Pandas grow slowly for their size which ultimately results in a slow rate of reproduction.
Red Pandas are crepuscular(they are active at dusk and dawn).
Red Panda populations have declined dramatically in the 1900's.
www.mrnussbaum.com /redpanda.htm   (389 words)

  
 Travelmaniac Red Panda photos
Red Pandas are found in the rugged mountain forests at high altitudes on the southeastern slopes of the Himalayas.
The red panda was the first panda discovered in 1821, forty-eight years before the giant fl and white pandas were found in 1869.
There is reason to believe red pandas are an endangered species, but that is difficult to determine because of their inaccessibility in the wild.
www.travelmaniac.com /redpan/pg_redpan.htm   (176 words)

  
 Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - Red Panda
Red pandas have short, fl legs and long, semi-retractable claws on their furry paws.
Red pandas are mostly nocturnal and live alone or in pairs.
Although the red panda is classified as a carnivore and has canine teeth, its diet is mainly bamboo.
www.kidszoo.org /animals/redpanda.htm   (281 words)

  
 Animal Fact Sheets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Red pandas are primarily crepuscular animals, sleeping and relaxing during the day in trees or fallen logs, and foraging for food on the forest floor at dusk and dawn.
Red pandas are on exhibit in the Temperate Forest; near the Japanese serow exhibit and along the zoo's west perimeter near the water tower.If you have trouble spotting them, look up - chances are they ar curled up and resting high in a tree.
The future existence of the red panda in the wild is in jeopardy.
www.zoo.org /educate/fact_sheets/panda/rpanda.htm   (1135 words)

  
 Red Panda Habitat - care4nature.org - an ecological footprint ...
The red panda occurs in the Eastern Himalayan Alpine Meadows and Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf and Conifer Forests
Red pandas are native to southeastern Asia, along a crescent formed by the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal, southern Tibet China, Bhutan, and northeast India, then east into the highlands of Myanmar (Burma), the Gongshan Mountains of Yunnan China, and the Hengduan Mountains of Sichuan China.
Red pandas prefer forested mountainous areas at elevations of 2200-4800 m, particularly temperate deciduous-coniferous forests with an understory of rhododendron and, of course, bamboo.
www.care4nature.org /wildindia/redpanda/habitat.htm   (293 words)

  
 History of the Giant Panda
Molecular studies were carried to determine how close the giant panda is related to the red panda and what family the giant panda should be placed in.
The results of these four studies showed that the giant panda was closer related to the bear line than to the raccoon or red panda.
For example, chromosome 1 in the giant panda is homologous to chromosomes 2 and 3 of the brown bear.
www.giantpandabear.com /DHTML/history1a.html   (741 words)

  
 Red Panda
The red panda, also known as the lesser panda, has a dense coat and a bushy, ringed tail.
The mating season for red pandas is from January to March.
The red panda is currently near extinction in the western part of its range due to habitat loss, hunting, and the pet trade.
www.eriezoo.org /red_panda.htm   (324 words)

  
 Animal Info - Red Panda
Red pandas are solitary, except for the mating period and the time when a mother and its young are together.
The red panda lives in forests with a bamboo understory, at altitudes generally between 1500 and 4800 m (5000 - 15,700'); however, it lives at 700 - 1400 m (2300 - 4600') in Meghalaya, India.
A female red panda uses a tree hollow, branch fork, tree root, bamboo thicket or rock crevice for a maternal den, which she fashions and lines with branches, leaves, moss and other plant material.
www.animalinfo.org /species/carnivor/ailufulg.htm   (1712 words)

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