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Picture taken by Mr Digital at Banham Zoo in Norfolk of Red Panda

 

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China.[1] It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is slightly larger than a domestic cat. It is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboo, but also eats eggs, birds, and insects. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

 

The red panda has been classified as Endangered by the IUCN because its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression, although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries.[1][4]

 

The red panda is the only living species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae. It has been previously placed in the raccoon and bear families, but the results of phylogenetic analysis provide strong support for its taxonomic classification in its own family Ailuridae, which, along with the weasel, raccoon and skunk families is part of the superfamily Musteloidea.[5] Two subspecies are recognized.[3] It is not closely related to the giant panda.

Überfamilie:Hundeartige (Canoidea)

ohne Rang:Marderverwandte (Musteloidea)

Familie:Marder (Mustelidae)

Unterfamilie:Dachse (Melinae)

Gattung:Meles

Art:Europäischer Dachs

Wissenschaftlicher Name

Meles meles

 

Überfamilie: Doggy (Canoidea)

without rank: Marten-related (Musteloidea)

Family: Marten (Mustelidae)

Subfamily: Badgers (Melinae)

Type: Meles

Kind: European badger

Scientific name

Meles meles

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens, lit. "shining cat"), is a small arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China and related to raccoons, skunks and weasels. It is the only extant species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae. Slightly larger than a domestic cat, it has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It feeds mainly on bamboo, but is omnivorous and may also eat eggs, birds, insects, and small mammals. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

 

The red panda has been classified as Vulnerable by IUCN because its population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals. Although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries, their numbers in the wild continue to decline mainly due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

 

The red panda has been previously classified in the families Procyonidae (raccoons) and Ursidae (bears), but recent research has placed it in its own family Ailuridae, in superfamily Musteloidea along with Mustelidae and Procyonidae. Two subspecies are recognized.

 

The head and body length of red pandas measures 50 to 64 cm (20 to 25 in), and their tail is 28 to 59 cm (11 to 23 in). Males weigh 3.7 to 6.2 kg (8.2 to 14 lb) and females 3 to 6.0 kg (6.6 to 13 lb). They have long, soft reddish-brown fur on the upper parts, blackish fur on the lower parts, and a light face with tear markings and robust cranial-dental features. The light face has white badges similar to those of a raccoon, but each individual can have distinctive markings. Their roundish head has medium-sized upright ears, a black nose, and very dark eyes: almost pitch black. Their long bushy tail with six alternating yellowish red transverse ochre rings provides balance and excellent camouflage against its habitat of moss- and lichen-covered trees. The legs are black and short with thick fur on the soles of the paws. This fur serves as thermal insulation on snow-covered or ice surfaces and conceals scent glands which are also present on the anus.

 

The red panda is specialized as a bamboo feeder with strong, curved and sharp semi-retractile claws standing inward for grasping of narrow tree branches, leaves and fruit. Like the giant panda, it has a “false thumb” that is an extension of the wrist bone. When descending a tree headfirst, the red panda rotates its ankle to control its descent, one of the few climbing species to do so.

 

The red panda is territorial; it is solitary except during mating season. The species is generally quiet except for some twittering, tweeting, and whistling communication sounds. It has been reported to be both nocturnal and crepuscular, sleeping on tree branches or in tree hollows during the day and increasing its activity in the late afternoon and early evening hours. It sleeps stretched out on a branch with legs dangling when it is hot, and curled up with its tail over the face when it is cold. This panda is very heat sensitive, with an optimal “well-being” temperature between 17 and 25 °C (63 and 77 °F), and cannot tolerate temperatures over 25 °C (77 °F).

Red Panda - Ailurus Fulgens

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Picture taken by Mr Digital at Banham Zoo in Norfolk of Red Panda

 

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China.[1] It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is slightly larger than a domestic cat. It is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboo, but also eats eggs, birds, and insects. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

 

The red panda has been classified as Endangered by the IUCN because its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression, although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries.[1][4]

 

The red panda is the only living species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae. It has been previously placed in the raccoon and bear families, but the results of phylogenetic analysis provide strong support for its taxonomic classification in its own family Ailuridae, which, along with the weasel, raccoon and skunk families is part of the superfamily Musteloidea.[5] Two subspecies are recognized.[3] It is not closely related to the giant panda.

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called lesser panda, red bear-cat and red cat-bear, is a small arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and south-western China that has been classified as vulnerable by IUCN as its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals. The population continues to decline and is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression, although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries.

 

The red panda is slightly larger than a domestic cat. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It feeds mainly on bamboo, but is omnivorous and also eats eggs, birds, insects, and small mammals. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

 

The red panda is the only living species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae. It has been previously placed in the raccoon and bear families, but results of phylogenetic research indicate strong support for its taxonomic classification in its own family Ailuridae, which along with the weasel, raccoon and skunk families is part of the superfamily Musteloidea. Two subspecies are recognized. It is not closely related to the giant panda.

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Waschbär (Procyon lotor)

Systematik

Ordnung:

Raubtiere (Carnivora)

Überfamilie:

Hundeartige (Canoidea)

ohne Rang:

Marderverwandte (Musteloidea)

Familie:

Kleinbären (Procyonidae)

Gattung:

Waschbären (Procyon)

Art:

Waschbär

Wissenschaftlicher Name

Procyon lotor

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Der Waschbär (Procyon lotor), auch als Nordamerikanischer Waschbär oder altertümlich als Schupp bezeichnet sowie auch bekannt als "mapache", ist ein in Nordamerika heimisches mittelgroßes Säugetier. Seit Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts ist er als Neozoon auch auf dem europäischen Festland, dem Kaukasus und Japan vertreten, nachdem er dort aus Gehegen entkommen war oder ausgesetzt wurde. Waschbären sind überwiegend nachtaktive Raubtiere und leben bevorzugt in gewässerreichen Laub- und Mischwäldern. Aufgrund ihrer Anpassungsfähigkeit leben sie zunehmend auch in Bergwäldern, Salzwiesen und urbanen Gebieten.

 

Il existe une controverse entre les spécialistes concernant la classification du panda roux, certains le rapprochant des ratons laveurs (Procyonidae), d'autres des ours (Ursidae).

 

De récentes recherches en phylogénie moléculaire situent le petit panda dans une famille indépendante, les Ailuridae, de laquelle il serait la seule espèce encore vivante. Les ailuridae font à leur tour partie de la super-famille des Musteloidea qui inclut aussi les Mephitidae (mouffette) d'une part, les Procyonidae (raton laveur) et les Mustelidae (belette) d'autre part. Selon cette nouvelle classification, il n'appartient donc pas à la famille des ursidae, contrairement au panda géant

 

This Red Panda looks like an old man to me.

Breakfast time at the Chengdu Panda Research Base in China.

This was a foggy, hot and extremely humid day at the base.

Most of the photos looked flat and soft due to the fog, had to fiddle a fair bit in Lightroom just to get this.

 

There were two types of Pandas at the Chengdu Panda Research Base, the black & white Giant Panda that we all associate as THE Panda, then there are the RED Pandas. Quite a bit smaller than the Giant Panda and of a different family.

 

Wikipedia: The red panda is slightly larger than a domestic cat. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It feeds mainly on bamboo, but is omnivorous and also eats eggs, birds, insects, and small mammals. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

 

The red panda is the only living species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae. It has been previously placed in the raccoon and bear families, but results of phylogenetic research indicate strong support for its taxonomic classification in its own family Ailuridae, which along with the weasel family is part of the superfamily Musteloidea.[3] Two subspecies are recognized.[1] It is not closely related to the giant panda.

 

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Picture taken by Mr Digital at Banham Zoo in Norfolk of Red Panda

 

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China.[1] It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is slightly larger than a domestic cat. It is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboo, but also eats eggs, birds, and insects. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

 

The red panda has been classified as Endangered by the IUCN because its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression, although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries.[1][4]

 

The red panda is the only living species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae. It has been previously placed in the raccoon and bear families, but the results of phylogenetic analysis provide strong support for its taxonomic classification in its own family Ailuridae, which, along with the weasel, raccoon and skunk families is part of the superfamily Musteloidea.[5] Two subspecies are recognized.[3] It is not closely related to the giant panda.

Red Panda - Ailurus Fulgens

www.edgarthissen.nl

 

Happy Furry Friday to all of you!

  

The Red Panda also known as the Lesser Panda, Wah (because of its distinctive cry), Bear Cat or Firefox, is a mostly herbivorous mammal, slightly larger than a domestic cat. The Red Panda has semi-retractile claws and has a "false thumb" which is really an extension of the wrist bone. Thick fur on the soles of the feet offers protection from cold and hides scent glands. For many decades the taxonomic classification of the panda was under debate as both the red panda and the distantly related giant panda share characteristics of both bears and raccoons.

 

The Red Panda was formerly classified in the racoon family, but now many experts classify it as either a member of the bear family or in its own family (Ailuridae). The most recent DNA research places the Red Panda in a family within the superfamily Musteloidea (which also contains the mustelid, skunk and raccoon families). It is native to the Himalayas and southern China, as well as parts of India and Nepal. A handful of fossils have also been discovered in North America.

 

The Red Panda, despite having a digestive system more suited to a carnivorous diet, subsists primarily on bamboo. Like the Giant Panda, it cannot digest cellulose, so it must consume a large volume of bamboo to survive. Its diet also includes fruit, roots, acorns, and lichen, and Red Pandas are known to supplement their diet with young birds, eggs, small rodents, cheese, and insects on occasion. Captive Red Pandas readily eat meat. Red Pandas are excellent climbers and forage largely in trees. The Red Panda does little more than eat and sleep due to its low-calorie diet.

 

Adults are largely solitary and nocturnal. Females give birth to litters of one to four young (most often two) between mid-May and mid-July. The young, born fully-furred, blind, and helpless, are weaned at five months of age. Sexual maturity occurs at age 18–20 months.

The species is endangered, largely because of habitat loss, though there is also some illegal hunting. Red Pandas are often killed for their coats to make fur hats and clothes. Because of the growing human population in China, Red Panda habitats are being cleared to build houses. Approximately 10,000 pandas die per year, and approximately 7,000 of the 10,000 die from deforestation. Red pandas do not have any natural defense against predators. For this reason, they may easily fall prey to larger animals.

 

from: Wikipedia

  

Taken @ Blijdorp Zoo, Rotterdam

Ordnung: Raubtiere (Carnivora)

Überfamilie: Hundeartige (Canoidea)

ohne Rang: Marderverwandte (Musteloidea)

Familie: Kleinbären (Procyonidae)

Gattung: Waschbären (Procyon)

Art: Waschbär

 

Racoon (Procyon lotor)

Order: Predators (Carnivora)

Überfamilie: Doggy (Canoidea)

without rank: Marten-related (Musteloidea)

Family: Small bear (Procyonidae)

Type: To racoons (Procyon)

Kind: Racoon

Scientific name

Procyon lotor

Wissenschaftlicher Name

Procyon lotor

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called lesser panda and red cat-bear, is a small arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China that has been classified as vulnerable by IUCN as its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals. The population continues to decline and is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression, although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries.[1]

The red panda is slightly larger than a domestic cat. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It feeds mainly on bamboo, but is omnivorous and also eats eggs, birds, insects, and small mammals. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

The red panda is the only living species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae. It has been previously placed in the raccoon and bear families, but results of phylogenetic research indicate strong support for its taxonomic classification in its own family Ailuridae, which along with the weasel family is part of the superfamily Musteloidea.[4] Two subspecies are recognized.[3] It is not closely related to the giant panda.

Erster Ausflug von drei Jungtieren. / The first excursion of three young animals.

 

Überfamilie:Hundeartige (Canoidea)

ohne Rang:Marderverwandte (Musteloidea)

Familie:Marder (Mustelidae)

Unterfamilie:Dachse (Melinae)

Gattung:Meles

Art:Europäischer Dachs

Wissenschaftlicher Name

Meles meles

 

Überfamilie: Doggy (Canoidea)

without rank: Marten-related (Musteloidea)

Family: Marten (Mustelidae)

Subfamily: Badgers (Melinae)

Type: Meles

Kind: European badger

Scientific name

Meles meles

 

Waschbär (Procyon lotor)

Systematik

Ordnung:

Raubtiere (Carnivora)

Überfamilie:

Hundeartige (Canoidea)

ohne Rang:

Marderverwandte (Musteloidea)

Familie:

Kleinbären (Procyonidae)

Gattung:

Waschbären (Procyon)

Art:

Waschbär

Wissenschaftlicher Name

Procyon lotor

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Der Waschbär (Procyon lotor), auch als Nordamerikanischer Waschbär oder altertümlich als Schupp bezeichnet, ist ein in Nordamerika heimisches mittelgroßes Säugetier. Seit Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts ist er als Neozoon auch auf dem europäischen Festland, dem Kaukasus und Japan vertreten, nachdem er dort aus Gehegen entkommen war oder ausgesetzt wurde. Waschbären sind überwiegend nachtaktive Raubtiere und leben bevorzugt in gewässerreichen Laub- und Mischwäldern. Aufgrund ihrer Anpassungsfähigkeit leben sie zunehmend auch in Bergwäldern, Salzwiesen und urbanen Gebieten

The red panda is the only living species of the genus Ailurus and the family Ailuridae. It has been previously placed in the raccoon and bear families, but the results of phylogenetic analysis provide strong support for its taxonomic classification in its own family, Ailuridae, which is part of the superfamily Musteloidea, along with the weasel, raccoon and skunk families. Two subspecies are recognized. It is not closely related to the giant panda, which is a basal ursid.

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I lucked out yesterday when one of the Red Pandas actually kept still for a moment or two. It was up in its tree-house and lay there, watching me take a few photos. Taken at the Calgary Zoo on April 20th. I prefer the more natural looking shots, but with these guys, I'll take anything : )

 

"The red panda has given scientists taxonomic fits. It has been classified as a relative of the giant panda, and also of the raccoon, with which it shares a ringed tail. Currently, red pandas are considered members of their own unique family—the Ailuridae.

 

Red pandas are endangered, victims of deforestation. Their natural space is shrinking as more and more forests are destroyed by logging and the spread of agriculture." From National Geographic.

 

animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/red-panda/

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_panda

Red Panda - Ailurus Fulgens

There is no place like home. :)

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Die beiden Riesenotter Mora und Alexandra beim spielen im Wasser.

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The two giant otters Mora and Alexandra playing in the water.

 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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A young red panda in Dublin Zoo.

Just like the giant panda the red panda is also one of the cutest wild animals.

This is number 22 from the digital colouring book: INTRICATE INK Sketches 2.

A Book of 25 Animal Drawings by Tim Jeffs.

 

The Red Panda is not red but usually a reddish brown and it is not closely related to pandas! Along with the weasel, raccoon and skunk families it is part of the superfamily Musteloidea.

'Ivan the Terrible' is slightly larger than a domestic cat. He is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboo, but also eats eggs, birds, and insects. Being a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, he is largely sedentary during the day.

  

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Erster Ausflug von zwei Jungtieren. / The first excursion of two young animals.

 

Überfamilie:Hundeartige (Canoidea)

ohne Rang:Marderverwandte (Musteloidea)

Familie:Marder (Mustelidae)

Unterfamilie:Dachse (Melinae)

Gattung:Meles

Art:Europäischer Dachs

Wissenschaftlicher Name

Meles meles

 

Überfamilie: Doggy (Canoidea)

without rank: Marten-related (Musteloidea)

Family: Marten (Mustelidae)

Subfamily: Badgers (Melinae)

Type: Meles

Kind: European badger

Scientific name

Meles meles

 

Clasificación científica

Reino:Animalia

Filo:Chordata

Subfilo:Vertebrata

Clase:Mammalia

Orden:Carnivora

Superfamilia:Musteloidea

Familia:Ailuridae

Gray, 1843

Género:Ailurus

Especie:A. fulgens

Nombre binomial

Ailurus El panda rojo, panda menor o Ailurus fulgens —del griego ailurus: «gato» y el latín fulgens: «brillante»; en chino: 小熊貓 o «xiǎo xióng māo»— es un pequeño mamífero herbívoro y arborícola y, la única especie del género Ailurus. Pertenece a la familia Ailuridae, pero se ha clasificado dentro de las familias de los prociónidos y los úrsidos.

El panda rojo es nativo de las regiones montañosas del Himalaya, Bután, el sur de China, la India, Laos, Nepal y Myanmar, aunque hay indicios de registro fósil de comprueban su antigua existencia en América del Norte. Vive generalmente en los bosques templados húmedos de zonas altas y con abundante bambú. Físicamente, su pelaje es de color pardo y rojizo con la cola larga y peluda. Sus extremidades delanteras son bastante cortas, por lo que tiene una peculiar forma de caminar. Es un animal de carácter solitario, territorialista y de costumbres nocturnas. Su alimentación gira principalmente en torno al bambú, pero al ser omnívoro puede ingerir huevos, pájaros, insectos y mamíferos pequeños.

Hay una población estimada de 2.500 individuos maduros, aun así se le considera una especie en estado de vulnerabilidad según la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN). Sin embargo, su población ha comenzado a disminuir debido a la destrucción de su hábitat, la eliminación de su territorio en China y la caza furtiva. Este último es un factor importante en la disminución de la población de los pandas rojos. Es un animal común en los zoológicos —principalmente de Norteamérica y Europa— donde es reproducido en cautiverio.

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Location: Akron Zoo, OH

Exhibit: Tiger Valley

 

Species: Western Red Panda (Ailurus Fulgens Fulgens)

 

Name: Zheng (Male)

 

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Pouso Alegre Lodge - Poconé, MT, Brazil.

 

A wild Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) "periscoping" in Pouso Alegre Lodge in Brazil, showing its identifying throat marks.

 

The unique markings of white or cream fur color the throat and under the chin, allow individuals to be identified from birth. Giant otters use these marks to recognize one another, and upon meeting other otters, they engage in a behavior known as "periscoping", displaying their throats and upper chests to each other.

 

The species is the longest member of the Mustelidae family, reaching up to 1.7 m (5.6 ft). It is a social species, with family groups typically supporting three to eight members.

 

The species ranges across north-central South America; it lives mostly in and along the Amazon River and in the Pantanal.

 

(informations from Wikipedia)

 

Known in Brazil as "ariranha".

 

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Suborder: Caniformia

Superfamily: Musteloidea

Family: Mustelidae

Subfamily: Lutrinae

Genus: Pteronura Gray, 1837

Species: P. brasiliensis (Gmelin, 1788)

Binomial name: Pteronura brasiliensis

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 13.09.2017

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Day 140.

 

Day 140 was our last day in Paris. As we had not yet made it across the Seine (we were staying on the Right Bank), we decided to go to the Jardin des Plantes and then wander around the Latin Quarter. This is a shot from the zoo in the Jardin des Plantes, which is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. The animal is a Red Panda, a relative of the weasal and raccoon.

 

Taken May 19, 2012 in Paris, Île-de-France, France

¹⁄₂₀₀ sec at f/5.6, ISO400, no flash.

Lens: EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM @ 300 mm

Location: Columbus Zoo, OH

Exhibit: Asia Quest - Red Panda Exhibit

 

Species: Styan's Red Panda (Ailurus Fulgens Styani)

 

Name: Rinzen (Male)

 

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