Scientific Name: Ailurus fulgens fulgens
Found In: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar and Nepal
Size: Red pandas weigh between 8-14 pounds and are 22-25 inches in length plus a 15-19 inch long tail.
Diet: Omnivore: Young leaves and shoots of bamboo, fruit, roots, succulent grasses, acorns, lichens, birds’ eggs and insects.
Threat Level: Endangered – Major threats are habitat loss and fragmentation, degradation and physical threats.
Facts: French Zoologist Frédéric Cuvier first described the western Red panda Ailurus fulgens fulgens in 1825, 48 years before the black-and-white bear was cataloged.
Virginia Zoo Red Pandas: Pathway – male Timur, Asia – female Bo (currently off exhibit)