Red panda

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Endangered (EN)

This species is endangered.

The survival of wild populations of this species is in dire straits, under various threats and with a very high chance of extinction in the near future. If you are lucky enough to see them in the wild, please do not harm them.
Red panda
Real Life
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Animal Name Red panda
Other Names Lesser panda
Origin Asia
Related Species raccoon, dog, tanuki
Domain Eukaryote
Kingdom Animal
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Suborder Caniformia
Infraorder Arctoidea
Superfamily Musteloidea
Family Ailuridae
Subfamily Ailurus
Species Ailurus fulgens

The red panda or lesser panda (Japanese: レッサーパンダ) is a mammal of the Alluridae family.

Red pandas and red panda-based images appear sometimes in ACGN works.


The red panda is native to the Eastern Himalayas and southeastern China. Some red panda specimens are also found in some parts of Europe. Its fur is mostly of a reddish, orange, or light brown color, hence its name, and their tails are very big, fluffy and striped, like those of raccoons.

Despite being named "pandas", they actually are not related to the giant panda. But they do eat bamboo.

Red pandas live on forests, and usually sleep on tree branches when tired. When they are cornered and want to appear intimidating, red pandas can stand with their legs and raise their two front paws, while also extending their claws.

Red pandas and human culture

In Nepal, the red panda's fur is believed to repel evil spirits. Some people also make hats with red panda fur, which is said to bring good luck. Nepalese authorities have also initiated many projects to help save and conserve this species; they raise awareness of it and its habitat, and what things can harm it, and help other people find alternatives on how to make income, which up until now has been relying on nature resources.

Red pandas in ACG



Red-panda related things in ACG