RED PANDA

RED PANDA


- Red or small panda  is mostly a herbivorous mammal, slightly larger than a domestic cat,
  about 56 inches long. The red panda inhabits the Himalayas in Nepal and southern China.
- Both types of pandas have similar characteristics to bears and raccoons. Their common ancestor originated 10 million years ago and inhabited areas throughout Eurasia. Red panda fossils have been unearthed in places from China in the east to the United Kingdom in the west and have recently been found in North America. - The red panda is classified as an endangered mammal. The population is estimated to less than 2,500 adults, and this number is continuously declining due to separate and lonely populations.