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Description of Red Pandas
The Red Panda, or Lesser Panda, is described as a mammal (Ailurus fulgens) similar to a racoon, of the family called Ursidae. A carnivore with reddish-brown fur, white face marking and a long ringed tail.

Understanding Scientific names of animals
The scientists who study animals (zoology) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups ( vertebrates and invertebrates ) the Families of animals are also included such as Ursidae ( the family of bears) and the families are then split into species such as Ursus americanus (American Black Bear)

Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)


Species of Pandas

There are two different species of Pandas:
  • Ailuropoda melanoleuca (Giant Panda Bear)
  • Ailurus fulgens (Red Panda, or Lesser Panda)

Facts about where Red Pandas live and what they eat!

The Red Panda Bear , or Lesser Panda Bear are native to Northeast Asia -  Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal
The common habitat is a damp coniferous forest
The diet of these Pandas consist of bamboo leaves and bamboo shoots ( about 80 pounds of bamboo every day )
 

Basic Facts about Red Pandas

The name of a male is referred to as a boar or he-bear
The name of a female is referred to as a sow or she-bear
The name or offspring, or a baby Giant Panda, is a cub
The average size of a litter is one cub ( 1 - 5 in Red Pandas )
The collective name for a group is a sleuth or sloth
The sounds made by the Panda is referred to as bleats, honks and growls

Facts about the Size of Red Pandas
Fully grown they reach the height of 20 - 25 inches
An adult weighs between 7 - 13 lb - much smaller than Giant Pandas


Cool and Fun Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Red Pandas

  • Good tree climbers
  • Most active during the day
  • Red Pandas are solitary animals
  • The Giant Panda is significantly larger than the Red Panda
  • The Red Panda differs from the Giant Panda in that it adds fruits to its diet
  • The Red Panda feeds more frequently on bamboo leaves as opposed to the stems and shoots eaten by the Giant Panda

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What does that word mean??
Some fascinating information & facts about the words that are often used to describe animals! Read the information and decide how Red Pandas should be described!
  • What is a Mammal?
    • A Mammal is a warm blooded, vertebrate mammal. Warm blooded means that their temperature remains the same although their surroundings might change. This explains why they have a covering of hair on their skin. A mammal has milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing their young

  • What is a Vertebrate?
    • A Vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone which consists of ring-like bones, called vertebrae, that protect the soft spinal cord
  • What is an Invertebrate?
    • An Invertebrate animal does not have a backbone. They are also cold-blooded which means their body temperature changes according to the environment environment
  • What is a Carnivore?
    • A Carnivore is an animal which eats mainly meat
  • What is a Herbivore?
    • A Herbivore is an animal which eats mainly plants and grass 
  • What is an Omnivore?
    • An Omnivore is an animal which eats both meat and plants
  • What is an Amphibian?
    • An Amphibian is an animal spend part of its life under water (breathing with gills) and the remainder on land (breathing with lungs)

Some fascinating information & facts about the words that are often used to describe animals! Read the information and facts then decide how a Red Pandas should be described!


Endangered Species Facts
Wild life experts consider that Red Pandas are an endangered species
An endangered species is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The Causes of a species of animal becoming endangered are due to Habitat Destruction such as the rainforest, introduction of exotic species, disease, water pollution, global warming and over exploitation of natural resources. As people are made aware of the facts about endangered species, initiatives such as Recycling are increasing in popularity. Endangered Species Organizations are dedicated to saving and preserving the world's most endangered wildlife. Interesting facts about Endangered Species
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