Red Panda

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Red Panda

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This is a species that is difficult to classify : in the family of bears, like the Giant Panda, or rather in that of the Raccoon which it resembles ? It would finally be the only surviving member of a separate family, the Ailuridae.

It’s a big as a large cat, and its food is varied, above all bamboos which it finds in the forests of the high mountains of Nepal, Burma and China, but it also eats fruit, eggs and little animals.

It is a rather nocturnal animal, sleeping during the day on a branch, with four hanging legs.

It lives a great deal in trees in which it climbs with superb agility in every season because it has hairs on the soles of its feet, which enable it to avoid slipping on the icy branches of deep midwinter.

It uses its long bushy tail as a pillow and when it is cold enough for hell to freeze over, the Red Panda curls up with its tail all around it to keep warm.

 

We house two couples in Pairi Daiza:

 

Yushu (male - 19/06/2012)

Gwen (female – 24/06/2005)

 

Miecko (male - 23/06/2012)

Yin (female – 17/06/2016)

Red Panda in image

The red panda's

Breakfast for Gwen and Yushu.

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La Maison de Thé

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Path of Healing

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Red Panda

Red Panda

Nepalese mountain forests More info

The hanging bridges

The hanging bridges

High in the sky, from a bird's perspective More info

L'Orangerie

L'Orangerie

Quality Fast Food. More info

The giant pandas

The giant pandas

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A Buddhist temple

A Buddhist temple

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Asian black bears

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The Golden takin

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The white stork

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