Red Panda

Red Panda

Red pandas are classified in their own family, Ailuridae, and are distantly related to raccoons. Unlike their name suggests, they are not related to giant pandas, which are bears. These able climbers live at moderately high elevations in the Himalayas, where they forage widely for bamboo shoots, and various fruits.

Ailurus fulgens

Omnivore

Southeastern Asia [VIEW MAP]

Forests

Red pandas are well-adapted for cold weather. On hot days, look for our red panda in the climate-controlled shelter in her habitat.

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