The red panda, being a popular creature for its adorable, attractive nature, is a given significant amount of attention across conservation activist circles, including locals and non-governmental organizations. Despite the attention it receives, this creature faces many hurdles of survival, mostly caused by human activity. One of the main reasons for this animal’s endangerment is malnourishment. The staple diet of the red panda, which consists of roots, fruits and especially bamboo shoots, are becoming less and less ubiquitous. Other reasons such as habitat degradation and poaching also contribute.
Here are quick facts about Red Pandas:
Scientific Name: Ailurus fulgens
Diet: Primarily Herbivorous
Average wild life span: 8 Years
Size: Head and Body 20 - 26 inches, tail 12 - 20 inches
Weight : 12 - 20 inches
Size : relative to a 6ft man