Despite sharing a name, red pandas are not closely related to giant pandas. The red panda has reddish-brown fur and a long, shaggy tail. Its reddish-brown coat color acts like camouflage in the canopy of fir trees. The head and body length of a red panda measures 50 to 64 centimeters (20 to 25 inches). The average lifespan of the red panda is 8-12 years in the wild but they can live up to 15 years in captivity. In significantly cold temperatures, red pandas can become dormant, lowering their metabolic rate and raising it every few hours to wake up and hunt/look for food. At close proximity subtle vocalizations such as squeals, twitters and huff-quacks can be heard, and they may even hiss or grunt.
The Eastern Himalayan forests. Nepal, Northeastern India, Bhutan, Laos, Myanmar, and some parts of Eastern China. It was actually discovered that red pandas once lived in North America at one point and was dated as far back as 5 million years ago due to the fossils discovered by experts. forests. Temperate regions with warm summers and cool winter’s also known as coniferous forests. In several parts of the forests in Asia. during daylight they curl up and sleep in the trees.
The diet of the red panda consist mainly of bamboos. Red Pandas consume other plant life that varies season to season. Some of their seasonal supplements to bamboo includes fruits, berries, blossoms, seeds, nuts, and bird eggs.
Adult red pandas can weigh 7-13 pounds and can be 22-24.5 inches in length, with an additional 11-19 if you count its tail. They also have long guard hairs that covers the entire length the Red Panda's body as well as their soft, dense undercoat. Their rustic colored fur covers their body with the exception of their white ears, cheeks, muzzle, and the markings above their eyes.