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they're paws so they don't slip on wet branches and sharp claws to grip onto trees (A-Z Animals). They are cat-like but have their own species that they belong to (SanDiego Zoo Animals). They live alone but see others in breeding season , when their territories overlap and when they see their mothers because they associate with her over a year. Females territories need to be one square mile males need twice this size. The mark their territories with anal glands urine and scent glands on the pads of their feet.
Snow Leopards, Martens, and Birds of Prey are predators to the Red Pandas but Red Pandas are good at surviving because of all the adaptation they have. they have an extended wrist bone tat they use it as a thumb to hold food, they have large bushy tails that make sure they don't lose heat or use as a pillow or to keep their balance (Red Panda). They use short whistles and squeaks to communicate. Also, they're nocturnal so they can be safe while foraging. they have claws to protected them from predator and they are agile climbers. Finally, they are very light so they can climbs on branches and predators can't reach them.
- Chinese name in "hun-ho that means firefox
- In China Red Panda and Pandas both live in bamboo forest
- The Red Pandas weighs 5% of a giant panda's weight
- Red Pandas use their tongues to detect different scents
- If a red panda's den is discovered by a human more than once, the mother panda may respond by eating her cubs
- Red Pandas do not like water
- They are warm blooded
- The red panda is the state animal of the Indian sate of Sikkim
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