~ The red panda is commonly
called the wah because of the "wah" call that it makes. It also has the
common name fire fox because of its reddish fur and fox-like snout.
~ The red panda weighs 5%
of the giant panda's weight.
~ Male red pandas will
fight with each other by standing on their hind legs and boxing with their
~ Red pandas use their
tongues to detect different scents.
~ The first live red panda
was put in the London Zoo on May 22, 1869.
~ Red pandas are considered
arboreal animals, because they are usually seen resting in trees.
~ Red pandas do not like
~ To stay warm, red pandas
sometimes roll into a ball, with their heads tucked beneath their chest and
nose pushed between their hind paws.
~ If a red panda's den is
discovered by a human more than once, the mother panda may respond by eating her
~ The red panda's tail is
almost the same length as its body.
~ Male red
pandas do not help take care of their cubs.