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Although they may not be as popular as Giant Pandas, Red Pandas matter too.

Red Pandas Matter Too

Red Pandas Matter Too

As an animal lover, you probably already know so much about the unique black-and-white bear that has captured the hearts of many worldwide; the Giant Panda. But what about an equally adorable and closely named species, the Red Panda (Ailurus Fulgens)?

Red pandas are a species native to parts of the eastern Himalayas in Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Myanmar. Another subspecies is called the Ailurus Fulgens Refulgens and lives in western China.

Other names for this intriguing creature include the firefox, the red cat bear, the first panda,

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Giant Panda Conservation efforts don’t benefit just about one species alone as new research shows.

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys: Giant Panda Conservation

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys (Author Eva Hejda http://fotos.naturspot.de/ cc by-s.a. 2.0 DE)

It was also a lot to cheer about when the IUCN officially downgraded the panda bear from Endangered to Vulnerable in 2016.

Quick intervention and combined conservation efforts within and outside China quickly rescued the giant panda (Ailuropoda Melanoleuca) from the brink of extinction.

This creature remains at the forefront of animal conservation and is a symbol of what cooperation can achieve.

Even so, to date many wonder what all the fuss about this particular animal is. They fail to realize that these efforts are not about just one animal. The giant panda is not just a cuddly-looking and cute with more viral videos than almost any other animal alive today.

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The Red Panda is a beautiful creature native to parts of China and the Himalayas.

Adult Red Panda in a tree

Adult Red Panda In A Tree (Author: Mathias Appel/Wiki Commons, PD)

The Red Panda is a beautiful, little creature native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. This mammal is just slightly larger than the average domestic cat and it’s easily recognized by its thick red/russet colored fur, long and very bushy tail, and bear-like body.

Red pandas are also commonly referred to as lesser panda in deference to the much larger giant panda. These are very acrobatic animals with expert tree-climbing skills.

It is arboreal (lives predominantly in trees), typically solitary, and mostly active from dusk to dawn.

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There are so many common misconceptions about these animals but you can learn up to 21 cool facts about pandas here.

Giant Panda: Cool Facts About Pandas

A Giant Panda With The Characteristic Black And White Coloring.

Much of what people know about pandas is information gathered from studying them in captivity. But, recent evidence shows that their behavior in captivity is different from what they display in the wild deep in the bamboo forests of China.

In addition, though they appear to lack natural predators, human activities like poaching, deforestation and habitat destruction have severely affected their well-being and numbers.

Here’s our list of 21 cool facts about pandas.

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