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Red Panda

Red pandas and the more familiar giant panda are distantly related, and neither one has any close evolutionary relatives; they are very unique animals. Red pandas also live in the forests of central and eastern Asia and eat bamboo shoots and leaves. They are endangered in the wild due to habitat loss and poaching.

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Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Ailurus fulgens

Range

Temperate forests of the Himalayas, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, China

Location in the Zoo

Outside of Natural Encounters (near Zoo entrance)

Cool Animal Fact

Red pandas are designed for their cold native climate, including fur on the pads of their feet, and they use their long tails as a wraparound blanket to protect them from the chilly mountain temperatures.