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      • The red panda shares the giant panda's rainy, high-altitude forest habitat, but has a wider range. Red pandas live in the mountains of Nepal and northern Myanmar (Burma), as well as in central China. These animals spend most of their lives in trees and even sleep aloft.
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  2. Red Panda | National Geographic › facts › red-panda

    The red panda shares the giant panda's rainy, high-altitude forest habitat, but has a wider range. Red pandas live in the mountains of Nepal and northern Myanmar (Burma), as well as in central...

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  3. Red Panda - National Geographic Kids › facts › red-panda
    • • Red pandas lick themselves clean, just like house cats do.
    • • Newborns hardly have any fur on the bottoms of their feet. The fur grows as they get older.
    • • Red pandas wrap their tails around themselves to keep warm in their chilly habitat.
    • • They eat about 20,000 bamboo leaves every day.
  4. 10 facts about pandas! | National Geographic Kids › ten-panda-facts
    • Giant pandas (often referred to as simply “pandas”) are black and white bears. In the wild, they are found in thick bamboo forests, high up in the mountains of central China – you can check out our cool facts about China, here!
    • These magnificent mammals are omnivores. But whilst pandas will occasionally eat small animals and fish, bamboo counts for 99 percent of their diet.
    • Pandas are BIG eaters – every day they fill their tummies for up to 12 hours, shifting up to 12 kilograms of bamboo!
    • The giant panda’s scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca, which means “black and white cat-foot”.
  5. Giant Panda | National Geographic › facts › giant-panda

    The giant panda has an insatiable appetite for bamboo. A typical animal eats half the day—a full 12 out of every 24 hours—and relieves itself dozens of times a day.

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  6. Red Panda Facts | Red Panda Network › red-panda-facts

    Ailurus fulgens styani. (also known as a. f. refulgens ): Only found in China (in the Hengduan Mountains in Sichuan and the East Nujiang River of Yunnan Province) and northern Myanmar. The head and body length of red pandas averages 56 to 63 cm (22 to 25 in), and their tails about 37 to 47 cm (15 to 19 in).

    • Mysterious Mammal of the Himalayas
      Mysterious Mammal of the Himalayas
      Red pandas are elusive and rarely-seen mammals found in the mountain forests of Nepal, India, Bhutan, China and Myanmar (Burma).
    • Crepuscular, Arboreal and Solitary
      Crepuscular, Arboreal and Solitary
      Red pandas are most active in the early morning and late afternoon (crepuscular) spending most of the day resting in trees (arboreal) conserving their energy.
    • A Mostly-Vegetarian Carnivore
      A Mostly-Vegetarian Carnivore
      Although classified as a carnivore, red pandas mainly eat bamboo leaves, and they eat a lot of it! This is because red pandas can digest only about 24 percent of the bamboo they eat.
  7. 32 Interesting Red Panda Facts | Fact › red-panda-facts
    • The red panda is known as the "first panda" because it was so named nearly 50 years before the giant panda.
    • Even though the red panda is classified as a carnivore, its diet is almost exclusively bamboo.
    • Englishman Major-General Thomas Hardwicke was most likely the first to describe the red panda, but he did not publish his work for several years. In the meantime, Frédéric Cuvier did not wait as long and published the first written description of the red panda in 1825.
    • Red pandas, like giant pandas, live in Asia's high forests and are bamboo eaters. However, despite these similarities, red pandas and giant pandas are not related.
  8. Interesting Facts About the Red Panda • Brandywine Zoo • Go a ... › interesting-facts-red-panda

    Fun Facts About the Red Panda. They’re only slightly larger than a domestic cat. With a body length of 20 to 26 inches and weight of 12 to 20 pounds, the red panda is extremely close in size to the average domestic house cat, with the only major difference in size being its 12 to 20-inch-long bushy ringed tail. It’s important not to mistake their small size and charming appearance for an animal that would make an acceptable pet.

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