Ailuridae

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  • The Red Panda Diet

    Red Panda “Here's one thing you already knew: red pandas are adorable. While they're not domesticated and therefore are probably not suitable as pets, some people keep them as pets anyway - especially in Nepal and India - and upload their adorable hijinks to the internet for the world to see (Jason G. Goldman).” As you can see by this quote red pandas are very interesting for their diet, behavior, population, habitat, threats, protections, and life cycle. The red panda diet is very simple when it comes to what they eat on a daily basis. Most of the red panda diet is made up of bamboo. Red pandas eat up to eighty-five percent to ninety-five percent of bamboo, while the other five percent-ten percent of their diet is made up of fruits, insects, and grubs. “Because red pandas are obligate bamboo eaters they are on a tight energy budget for much of the year (National Zoological Park).” The behavior of the red panda is much like humans, they get moody in the heat, and want to be close while in the cold. Red pandas are always active when it comes to moving around, they are awake forty-five percent of the day, and adapt their behaviors to the temperature outside. Red pandas are also most generally quiet. “When temperatures are warm, red pandas will stretch out on a branch and pant to lower their body temperature (World Wildlife Fund).” This tells us how temperature affects their moods. The population of the red panda species has drastically decreased throughout the years…

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  • Red Panda Research Paper

    The red panda, also known as a lesser panda or Ailurus Fulgens, is a mammal native to southwestern China and eastern Himalayas. Since 1996 it has been labeled as an endangered species. It is also the last representative of the family Ailuridae and although it may have panda in its name, it is not related to the giant panda which is of the Ursidae family. The red panda has reddish-brown hair along with a long and furry tail. It is slightly larger than a domestic cat and feeds mainly on…

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