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Red Pandas

A design project aimed to bring awareness to the endangered red pandas through education. Hope you enjoy!

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About

Red pandas are endangered mammals native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China.

They have reddish-brown fur, long, shaggy tails, and a slight waddle due to their shorter front legs.

They're roughly the size of a cat, though with longer bodies, and somewhat heavier.

Bamboo being their main source of food, alongside eggs, birds, and insects.

On hinds

When red pandas feel provoked they often stand on their hind legs to appear large and 'threatening'.

Extra thumb

Like giant pandas, red pandas have an extra “thumb,” which is an enlarged bone for grabbing tree branches and bamboo stems.

Lying high

They sleep stretched out high on branches with legs dangling when it is hot, and curled up into their tail when it's cold.

Habitat

= Territory

Poaching

Red pandas are often hunted and captured in order to be sold to private collectors, zoos, and kept as pets.

Habitat loss

Deforestation and habitat loss is the number one threat facing red pandas. They can't survive without a home.

Timeline

1825 — Discovered

2001

2004

2007

2010

2013

In 2003

Four captive-bred red pandas were successfully released into the wild.

In 2004

Firefox starts using a red panda as their logo and mascot.

In 2008

Red pandas were listed as endangered.

In 2013

A red panda called Rusty escapes the National Zoo.

Estimated Population

12,000

11,000

10,000

9,000

8,000

7,000

Conservation

The Nursery Guardians program aims to create nurseries in degraded forest areas in order to offset habitat loss.
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Guardians

Forest Guardians work with their communities to support their well-being, preserve the environment and protect red panda habitats.
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Thank you!

I hope you enjoyed the project and learned something you didn't know already. Let's shine some light on the 'last of the first' panda.

Made by Yoran

Information sources:

WikipediaRed Panda NetworkWWFNational Geographic

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