Friday, September 4, 2015

Animal of the week

Red Panda (Ailurus Fulgens)
Red Panda.JPG The Red Panda is native to the mountains of Nepal and northern Myanmar (Himalayas), as well as central China. They are around the size of house cats or raccoons and have a reddish brown fur coat. Their fur is fluffy and soft with six alternating color rings around their tail. They are the only living member of the Ailurus in the world. Since their front legs are shorter than the rear ones, they walk with a waddle. Their diet mostly consists of bamboo but they also eat eggs, insects, and small mammals. By nature they are territorial creatures that live alone, except in mating season. Much of their life is spent sleeping on tree branches or in tree hollows. They are one of many species that are endangered due to deforestation.
Picture and information from Wikiwand.com
--Bethany Barnes

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