The red panda is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It's about the size of a house cat, but has a long and bushy tail. Red pandas have a taste for bamboo but, unlike their larger relatives, they eat many other foods as well, like fruit, acorns, roots, and eggs. They are very skillful and acrobatic animals that predominantly stay in trees. The species is listed as Endangered and continues to decline due to the loss of nesting trees, bamboo loss and poaching.
Scientific Name: Ailurus fulgens
Estimated population: 10,000
Location: Eastern Himalayas
Habitat: In dense forests and bamboo thickets
Faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future.
Faces a high risk of extinction in the near future.
Faces a high risk of endangerment in the medium term.