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RED PANDA

Scientific Name: Ailurus fulgens
Order
Carnivora (carnivores)

Family
Ailuridae

Habitat & Range
Red pandas share the same range as giant pandas. They are native to cool temperate bamboo forest regions of China and foothills of the Himalayas.

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Name: SLASH (male); AMAYA (female)
Location: Along the main path, across from Petting Barn.
Born: Slash - 6/26/14; Amaya - 6/29/08
Arrived at EPZ: Slash - 6/6/15; Amaya - 3/29/17
 
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Identification
A typical adult red panda measures about 42 inches long and weighs an average of 14 pounds. Their soft, dense, red fur covers the entire body, including the soles of the feet. Their long, bushy tail is used for balance while climbing trees. Red pandas have white marking on the face, ears and stripes on the tail.

Diet
The primary source of food for a red panda is bamboo leaves. They also feed on berries, blossoms, bird eggs, and fresh shoots.

Reproduction & Lifespan
Red pandas live solitary lives with the exception of mating season, which occurs between January and March. The gestation period is approximately 125 days, after which one to four cubs are born. Cubs are blind and deaf at birth and will not gain these senses for about 3 weeks.

The average lifespan of a red panda is 10 to 12 years.

 
 
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