Like the giant panda, the red panda female is fertile for only one or two days a year, and there is a period of delayed implantation when the fertilized egg doesn’t implant or develop right away, possibly to ensure that cubs are born in the summer when the
Cool and Fun Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Red Pandas Good tree climbers Most active during the day Red Pandas are solitary animals The Giant Panda is significantly larger than the Red Panda The Red Panda differs from the Giant Panda in that it adds fruits to its diet The Red Panda feeds more frequently on bamboo leaves as opposed to the stems and shoots eaten by the Giant Panda
Red Panda CubCredit: Mehgan Murphy | Smithsonians National Zoo.Only slightly larger than a domestic cat, the Red Panda has an endearing waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. Like the giant panda, red pandas mostly feed on bamboo, but also eat other plants, including acorns and mushrooms.
Red Panda by Mathias Appel | The black-and-white giant panda may have worldwide popularity, but the bewitching and arboreal “other bamboo eater” has its own allure. Surprisingly, red panda fossils have been discovered in North America that date as far back as 5 million years.
It may seem like the roly-poly giant panda was the first true panda, and the red panda was added for fun. But French zoologist Frédéric Cuvier first described the western red panda Ailurus fulgens fulgens in 1825, 48 years before the black-and-white bear was cataloged. After examining a red panda, he said it was the most beautiful animal he had ever seen and named it Ailurus (from the Greek word ailouros, which means cat, and fulgens, meaning fire-colored or shining . (photo: Debbie…