RED PANDA – Yangon Zoo

RED PANDA

Length 0.560 m to 0.625 m
Weight 3.7 to 6 kg
Sexual Maturity Male and Female 18 months
Gestation Period 116 days
Birth Rate 1-4 calf at one time (Early winter)
Life Span 8-10 Years
RED PANDA (Ailurus fulgens)

Characteristics : Red Pandas have very distinct physical features, a large head, short neck, long tail, round face, white muzzle, pointed ear large paws. The Red Panda has reddish brown stripes that run down either side of their white muzzle, along with alternating light and dark rings on their tails.

Distribution : Bhutan, Nepal, China the northern mountains of Myanmar. The Red Panda is endemic to the temperate forests of the Himalayas.

Habit : Red Panda is solitary except during mating season. Mainly active from dusk to dawn. Red Pandas are excellent climbers and forage largely.

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