Meet Yin & Yang, Almost Extinct Twin Red Pandas. ~ Jeremy Hance

Via on Oct 12, 2012

Neither Panda Nor Bear

Although called red pandas, these Asian animals are neither pandas nor bears, and despite a resemblance to raccoons they are not closely related to them either. Red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) are actually now thought to be the sole living representative of the taxonomic family, Ailuridae. The rest of their near-relatives are extinct, making red pandas a very important species.

Native to temperate Himalayan forests, the red panda can be found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal. It is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List, due to deforestation and poaching in some areas. The red panda eats largely bamboo but will eat insects and small animals.

 Adapted from “Cute animal picture of the day: red panda kits” by Jeremy Hance.

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