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Red pandas are carnivorans and yet they prevail as herbivores, feeding mainly on bamboo. They are predominantly nocturnal and  crepuscular (active during twilight), foraging on the ground and in trees. Daytimes are spent sleeping on tree branches or in tree hollows. With their reddishbrown fur they are surprisingly well camouflaged among tree branches. They are solitary animals.                          

European Endangered species Program

This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.

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ClassificationOrder: carnivorans (Carnivora); family: red pandas (Ailuridae) No relation to the giant panda.
HabitatMoist and cool climates, mountainous/bamboo forests at 1,500–4,800 m 
ReproductionGestation period: ca. 114–145 days; 1–4 cubs, born in a hollow tree or rock crevice – from which they will venture at around 3 months. 
DietPrimarily bamboo shoots (80 % of the diet) in addition to grasses, roots and fruits and small amounts of eggs, insects, young birds and  rodents 

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

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