Red Panda

by Amanda Tegner and Julia Wellons

Classifications

Kingdom: Anamalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Ailuridae

Genus and Species: Ailurus fulgens

Common Name: Red Panda


Physical Appearance

A Red Panda has reddish brown fur on its upper body and blackish fur on its lower body. It has a light colored face with tear markings like those of a raccoon that differ from each individual. The head is also round shaped with upright, white ears. They also have a long bushy tail with alternating ochre rings that help with camouflage.

Reproduction

Red pandas produce sexually. The gestation period (also know as incubation period) continues for about 134 days in litters of 1-4. The young stay in the nest with the mother until next mating period, around 90 days later and reach adulthood after about 2-3 years. they have a life expectancy of about 8 years in the wild.
baby red panda learning balance
Red Pandas live in China and feed off of bamboo.
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Animals Closest in relation

  1. Giant Pandas
  2. Raccoons
  3. Bears