I thought it was about time to post my favorite mammal. I’m sure this guy is a favorite of many others as well.
The Red Panda is found in the wild in mountainous regions of China. It’s main dietary choice is Bamboo even though it is classified as a carnivore. They are Endangered as they face many of the same problems as the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Also, even though their common name is Panda they are more closely related to Racoons (Procyon Lotor) rather than the Giant Panda.
This individual is a captive animal at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse