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Red Pandas

Page history last edited by wikiuser0050 11 years, 10 months ago

 

 

 

  RED PANDAS  

 

 

 DESCRIPTION:

 

  • Red pandas look a lot like an orange raccoon.
  • Red pandas are actualy pretty long! They are 79-120cm. or 31-47in.
  • Their tails alone are 30-60cm. or 12-24in.
  • Males weigh 10-14lb.
  • Females weigh 6-10lb.
  • They have thick fur covering their body.
  • The top of their body is covered in orange\red fur and on the bottom half of their body is black.
  • Their faces have white tear markings.

 

CLASSIFICATION:

 

COMMON NAME=RED PANDA

Scientific Class Scientific Genes

Scientific

species

Mammalia Ailurus A.fulgens

 

 

BIOME-HABITAT-MAP:

  • The red panda lives in the Himalayan mountains.
  • There they can find plenty of their preffered food... bamboo.
  • They specifecly choose bamboo forests to live in.
  • They live in temperate forests in nests high in evergreen trees.

 

SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP/DIET:

 

  • There is a symbiotic relationship between the evergreen and the red panda.(commensalism)
  • The red panda climbs high into the evergreen and builds its nest.
  • Red pandas eat mostly bamboo but occasionaly mushrooms, berries and bark. (parasitisim) 

 

COMMUNICATION:

 

  • Its form of communication is mostly body language.
  • It will puff up its tail and arch its back.
  • For a noise it makes a low intense puffing noise.

 

ENDANGERED?

 

  • Its sad but true, red pandas are endangered. 
  • Red pandas are hunted for their fur.
  • Also people are clearing the forests in wich the red pandas live.
  • The good news is that many people are seting up private reserves just for red pandas!
  • The video below will help explain how hard it is for a red panda cub to survive.

 

FUN FACTS:

 

 

FOOD CHAIN:

 

 

 

 

SOURCES:

 

Racoons and Thier Relatives, Pat Harvey Sullivan, p. 54-57, 2002

 

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/informationAilurus_fulgens.html

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_pandas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (3)

wikiuser0022 said

at 9:09 pm on Nov 29, 2008

the pandas are sooooooooooooooooooo cute!!! i love it!!

annie

wikiuser0050 said

at 8:23 pm on Dec 3, 2008

To: ME

U rock. i luv u!

From: ME

wikiuser0050 said

at 9:16 pm on Dec 3, 2008

Mrs.G,
Did you give mine a comment yet? i think i need feed back.
-Clare

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