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Fact file on red panda
Red PandaScientific name: Ailurus fulgensClassification: Mammalia, Carnivora, AiluridaeAlias: Firefox, Red Cat-bearDistribution: Bamboo forests in mountainous areas in Sichuan, Yunnan and Tibet in China, Nepal, Bhutan, etc. Eating Habits: Bamboo leaves as staple diet, also feeding on fruitsConservation grade: Class II protected species in China     Listed on Appendix I of CITES     Classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List
Red panda with extraordinary skills
Besides the five toes on the forefoot, a red panda also has a “pseudo-thumb” on it which can be used as the 6th toe to grasp things. The soles of a red panda are covered with hair, which prevent it from falling down when climbing trees.
Usage of its long tail
A red panda has body length of about 60cm and a fluffy and powerful tail of about 50cm. While sleeping, a red panda rolls itself tightly into a ball and puts the tail around its neck to protect against coldness. The tail also helps it to keep balance while climbing.
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Giant pandas and red pandas share the similarity that despite being carnivorans, they feed on bamboos as ...
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