Colin Jackson Period 1 May, 16 2016
"Red Pandas are endangered because their habitat is disappearing," says Miles Robert (Sunquist). Fire wood collectors work to chop down wood to donate to panda researchers to help the panda Survive in there habitat. The lost of nesting and bamboo are an impact to the decline of most red pandas. Most of the time red pandas live in high altitudes. Red pandas tend to live by themselves.
The red panda lives by itself unless it wants to mate so in result the red panda reproduces sexually. The female fertilization is internal. The Red Panda gives live birth. For preparation the female finds a hollow tree and fills it with leaves.(Rutten,18)On average the red panda gives birth to 1-4 cubs at a time each weighing less than half a pound. " They can't even see until they are 20 days old!"(Rutten,18)
Red pandas live in hollow trees and gather leaves and sticks to stay warm. Some predators of the red pandas are the snow leopards.
- like the giant panda the Red Panda has a fake thumb which is really just an extension of the wrist bone.(WWF)
- The red panda tend to live alone.(WWF)
- Red pandas measure in at just lover than a domestic cat, making them much smaller than the famous giant panda.(WWF)
- In Sikkim the state animal is the Red Panda.( WWF)
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"Where Do Red Pandas Live? And Other Red Panda Facts." WWF. N.p., n.d. Web. 14
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