• Red Pandas are an endangered species• They are exellent climbers• They eat mostly bamboo small mammals and mapleberries
• Red pandas, whichresemble raccoons, areabout 42 inches long,including a long, bushy tail.• They weigh between sevenand 14 pounds. Their red-and-white markings blendin with the red mosses andwhite lichens that grow onthe trees in which they live.
• Their soft, dense fur coverstheir entire body—even thesoles of their feet. Redpandas use their long,bushy tails to balance whentheyre in trees. They alsocover themselves with theirtails in winter.
• Red pandas live in the cool temperate bambooforests in Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces in China, inthe Himalayas, and in Myanmar.• They share part of their range with giant pandas.
• Red pandas primarily eatbamboo leaves as well asberries, blossoms, bird eggs,and various plants smallleaves.• Their broad teeth and strongjaws allow them to chewbamboos tough leaves andstalks.• They also have a small, bonyprojection on their wrists thathelps them grip bamboostalks. Giant pandas alsohave this thumb-likeadaptation.
• After a gestation of about 134 days, litters of one to four young areborn.• Young stay in the nest for about 90 days, remain close to theirmother until the next mating season begins, and reach adult size atabout 12 months.• Adult red pandas lead solitary lives.
• Red pandas are listed asvulnerable on the IUCNRed List of ThreatenedSpecies because of habitatloss.• There are fewer than 2,500adult red pandas.
We all must care about theconservation of our home: TheEarth, so the species that are inextintion danger, can recover theirhabitats and be out of danger.