Monday, July 4, 2011

My new love, Red Panda

One Of The Endangered Animal

♥ red panda (Ailurus fulgens, or shining-cat)
♥ Slightly larger than a domestic cat

♥ has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs
♥ feeds mainly on bamboo, but is omnivorous and may also eat eggs, birdsinsects, and small mammals

♥ mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.
♥ its population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals

♥  they cannot digest cellulose, so they must consume a large volume of bamboo to survive

♥ They sleep stretched out on a branch with legs dangling when it is hot
♥ curled up with its tail over the face when it is cold

♥ sleeping on tree branches or in tree hollows during the day
♥ increasing their activity in the late afternoon and early evening hours

♥ able to reproduce from around 18 months of age
♥ fully mature at 2–3 years

♥ They are very heat sensitive, with an optimal “well-being” temperature between 17 and 25 °C
♥ cannot tolerate temperatures over 25 °C

The red panda is protected in all range countries, and hunting is illegal.Beyond this, conservation efforts are highly variable between countries:


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