The Red Panda
The red panda is a small arboreal mammal native to the Himalayas and southwestern China. It is about the size of a domestic cat, with reddish-brown fur, a long tail, and distinctive white markings on its face and belly. Red pandas primarily feed on bamboo, but they also eat fruits, insects, and small animals. Due to habitat loss and poaching, red pandas are classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Conservation efforts are underway to protect their remaining populations and their habitats in the wild.