About the Red Panda
The red panda resembles a raccoon because of its ringed tail and mask-like face. It's named for the soft, dense red fur that covers even the soles of its feet, keeping it warm in the forests of its Himalayan habitat. The red panda’s daily grooming ritual includes licking the soles of its furry feet. The red panda has a bushy tail that provides balance while climbing trees, where its red-and-white markings camouflage it among the mosses and lichens that grow on the trees of its habitat.
You Can Find This Animal in the Children's Zoo
Keeper Fun Fact
In order to get enough nutrition and energy, red pandas need to eat more than eight pounds of bamboo every day. Because of this, keepers cut fresh bamboo from our onsite bamboo groves every day. We typically give pandas about 10, 3-foot stalks of bamboo a day!