By: Jacob Marconi
Appearance & Classification
The red panda is a mammal. The red pandas size is about 1.5 to 2 feet. That's the size of a raccoon. The tail adds a additional 1.5 feet to its body length. The red panda's weight is about 10 to 20 pounds. WOW, that's a lot for a raccoon like creature. The red panda's height is about the same as a large house cat. The red panda's colors are red, brown and white. The red panda's skin cover is fur. A interesting body feature is a extended wrist bone that acts just like a thumb. Scratch, Scratch! What was that ? It was a red panda's paw. It has sharp nails scratch! The red panda also bites their predators.
Predators and Prey
The red pandas predators are snow leopards and martens. Humans also kill red pandas for their fur. The red pandas prey are small birds, eggs, acorns, fruit, and small animals. They also eat bamboo leaves, berries, roots, blossoms and the leaves of various plants. The red panda is a omnivore.
The red panda has a wrist bone that acts just like a thumb to hold bamboo. A female red panda will give birth in spring or summer wow! that's a long time. The red panda is actuly a raccoon not a panda as many think. Red pandas live and sleep in trees. Red pandas only eat meat from small bird and prey.
This is a picture of the red pandas tree house. They love to hang out!
Red Panda Play!
Panda are playful. They love to fool around.
Red pandas can have 1-4 cubs.