Red panda (Ailurus fulgens)

Animals - Mammals - Red panda

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a mammal species native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. The red panda has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs, it is roughly the size of a domestic cat, though with a longer body, and is somewhat heavier. It is arboreal and 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.

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Zooparc Overloon (The Netherlands)

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Zooparc Overloon (The Netherlands)

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Zooparc Overloon (The Netherlands)

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Zooparc Overloon (The Netherlands)

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Zooparc Overloon (The Netherlands)

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Zooparc Overloon (The Netherlands)

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Zooparc Overloon (The Netherlands)

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Zooparc Overloon (The Netherlands)

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Zooparc Overloon (The Netherlands)