Ailurus fulgens fulgens
You might think that Red pandas lead a life of luxury when you hear that they spend almost all their time eating or sleeping. But they don’t have time for much else. The Red panda’s diet primarily consists of bamboo, which is very low in calories. That means Red pandas have to eat an awful lot of their favourite food in order to get enough energy.
Himalayas (Nepal, Bhutan, India,Myanmar, China)
Primarily bamboo, but also young leaves, fruits, eggs and insects
up to 120 cm long
3 to 6 kg
- Gestation period
- Achievable age
approx. 10 years
Threat Categories of IUCN
Red pandas have thick hair on the soles of their feet. This layer of hair not only helps to keep their paws warm when they walk over ice and snow – it also helps them to grip. That’s a very practical aid when you have to clamber along damp, slippery branches.