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Misc Critters - Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)
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Misc Critters - Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)

Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is slightly larger than a domestic cat. It is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboo, but also eats eggs, birds, and insects. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

Scientific Name: Ailurus fulgens F.G. Cuvier, 1825
Common Names:
English – Red Panda, Lesser Panda, Red Cat-bear
French – Panda roux, Panda éclatant, Petit panda
Spanish – Panda Chico, Panda Rojo
Synonyms: Ailurus styani Thomas, 1902

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