What you need to know about Red Pandas

I recently saw a video of a Red Panda playing pee-a-boo around a corner with a human and my heart melted. My heart turned into a puddle and seeped out of my chest and into my hand where is dripped slowly to the floor. Figuratively. But oh gosh, they are so cute! So I did what I always do when I find something new and obsess over it- I researched them like crazy.

1) They aren’t pandas at all! They’re actually related to raccoons, weasels, and skunks. Makes sense because they look like raccoons and waddle around like skunks.

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2) While they aren’t endangered, they’re labeled as a “vulnerable species” because there aren’t a ton of them left. I heard once there are 10 chickens in the world to very human. Well there are about 700,000 humans to every Red Panda. (70 billion chickens, 7 billion humans, 10 thousand Red Pandas.)

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3) They live in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and China.

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4) They’re working on their own gymnastics team for the 2016 summer Olympics.


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5) Their diet consists mostly of bamboo, but have also been know eat berries, flowers, and small birds. Om nom nom.

6) They are so super cute.

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “What you need to know about Red Pandas”


  1. 1 Anonymous February 18, 2016 at 10:14 am

    add a red panda eating leaves it would help with my classes slideshows!


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