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Die neuen Fischotter im Zoo Krefeld

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The new otters at Zoo Krefeld

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.

 

Pair of Badgers-Meles meles.

European otter - Fischotter

Rio São Lourenço - Porto Jofre, MT, Brazil.

 

The species is the longest member of the Mustelidae family, reaching up to 1.7 m (5.6 ft).

 

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

Mountain Coati (Nasuella olivacea) - Mindo, Ecuador

 

As confirmed by two experts this is a rare procyonid from the cloud forests of Ecuador, the mountain coati (Nasuella olivacea) not to be confused with the similar and common coatis of the Nasua genus. Listed as data deficient by IUCN, not much is known about these coatis, their population status is a mystery and its not even clear how far their range extends. What is known is that it they are very rare to see and there are only a handful of (correctly identified) photos existing of this species in the wild, now there is one more! I was very lucky to see and get this photo of one of the least known and potentially most endangered procyonids.

 

The story behind this shot is that I was walking quietly through the jungle when I heard something off in the distance. I crouched down and started looking for it, before long I saw a shape in the undergrowth. I could tell it was a coati but I could see that it looked a little odd. The coati moved along riffling through the leaf litter and I waited careful not to make a sound. During this time the coati had moved closer and at one point took a break from its search for food and lifted its head, I took a photo then. Immediately upon hearing the sound of the shutter (from ~15m/45 ft away) the coati looked in my direction which is when I snapped this 2nd photo. After that the coati turned tail and rushed off into the depths of the forest. I have not had wildlife react to the sound of the shutter from so far away before so i was surprised at this reaction, but never the less very happy to have gotten some shots.

  

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

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.

  

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).

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List because the wild population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

 

The red panda has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is roughly the size of a domestic cat, though with a longer body and somewhat heavier. 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. It is also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear.

 

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.

 

...oder Kleiner Panda

Der Kleine Panda (Ailurus fulgens), auch Roter Panda, Katzenbär, Bärenkatze, Feuerfuchs oder Goldhund genannt, ist ein Säugetier, das im östlichen Himalaya und im Südwesten Chinas beheimatet ist und sich vorwiegend von Bambus ernährt. Seit 2008 wird der Kleine Panda auf der Roten Liste gefährdeter Arten der Weltnaturschutzunion als „gefährdet“ (englisch vulnerable) geführt. Nach Schätzungen leben weniger als 10.000 erwachsene Exemplare in Freiheit.

 

Ailurus fulgens wird als einziger Vertreter der Familie der Ailuridae klassifiziert.

Best viewed Large on Black

 

After this Red Panda got tired of watching the crowds watching him, he straightened up, rested his head on the branch and closed his eye for an afternoon nap.

According to Wikipedia, the Red Panda, also called lesser panda, red bear-cat 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. 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 its genus and its family. 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, which along with the weasel, raccoon and skunk families is part of the superfamily Musteloidea. It is not closely related to the giant panda.

 

Explored September 1, 2017.

 

Red Panda in Profile at the Central Park Zoo, New York

 

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List because the wild population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

 

The red panda has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is roughly the size of a domestic cat, though with a longer body and somewhat heavier. 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. It is also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear.

 

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.

 

...oder Kleiner Panda

Der Kleine Panda (Ailurus fulgens), auch Roter Panda, Katzenbär, Bärenkatze, Feuerfuchs oder Goldhund genannt, ist ein Säugetier, das im östlichen Himalaya und im Südwesten Chinas beheimatet ist und sich vorwiegend von Bambus ernährt. Seit 2008 wird der Kleine Panda auf der Roten Liste gefährdeter Arten der Weltnaturschutzunion als „gefährdet“ (englisch vulnerable) geführt. Nach Schätzungen leben weniger als 10.000 erwachsene Exemplare in Freiheit.

 

Ailurus fulgens wird als einziger Vertreter der Familie der Ailuridae klassifiziert.

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List because the wild population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

 

The red panda has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is roughly the size of a domestic cat, though with a longer body and somewhat heavier. 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. It is also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear.

 

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.

 

...oder Kleiner Panda

Der Kleine Panda (Ailurus fulgens), auch Roter Panda, Katzenbär, Bärenkatze, Feuerfuchs oder Goldhund genannt, ist ein Säugetier, das im östlichen Himalaya und im Südwesten Chinas beheimatet ist und sich vorwiegend von Bambus ernährt. Seit 2008 wird der Kleine Panda auf der Roten Liste gefährdeter Arten der Weltnaturschutzunion als „gefährdet“ (englisch vulnerable) geführt. Nach Schätzungen leben weniger als 10.000 erwachsene Exemplare in Freiheit.

 

Ailurus fulgens wird als einziger Vertreter der Familie der Ailuridae klassifiziert.

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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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

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

Le petit panda, panda roux, panda fuligineux ou panda éclatant (Ailurus fulgens), est un mammifère originaire de l'Himalaya et de la Chine méridionale.

 

Ailurus fulgens est le seul représentant du genre Ailurus.

Photo prise au Zoo de Pessac

Le parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac a ouvert ses portes en 1976. Il se situe sur la commune de Pessac, dans le département français de la Gironde. Il occupe un site de 5 hectares et accueille 100 000 visiteurs par an.

Le parc zoologique, repris en mars 2004 par la holding Wild Nature, est également membre de l'Association nationale des parcs zoologiques.

Il présente, sur 5 hectares, 250 animaux appartement à 100 espèces : grues couronnées, flamants roses, autruches, wallabies, demoiselles de Numidie, nandous, mangoustes jaunes, tapirs, capybaras, servals, chats pêcheurs, loutres d’Asie, ratons laveurs, ibis et magots.

Sur le thème de la savane africaine sont présentés des marabouts, des zèbres, des lions et des pélicans.

Des espaces modernes et naturels ont été créés pour remplacer les vieilles installations. Entre autres la taiga des tigres et la forets des loups.

 

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called lesser panda 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 family is part of the superfamily Musteloidea. Two subspecies are recognized. It is not closely related to the giant panda.

 

Shot in Pessac

The zoo Bordeaux Pessac opened its doors in 1976. It is located in the commune of Pessac, in the French department of Gironde. It occupies a site of 5 hectares and hosts 100,000 visitors annually.

The Zoo, taken in March 2004 by holding the Wild Nature, is also a member of the National Association of Zoological Parks.

It has, on 5 acres, 250 animals apartment 100 species crowned cranes, flamingos, ostriches, wallabies, ladies of Numidia, rheas, yellow mongoose, tapirs, capybaras, servals, fishing cats, Asian otters, raccoons, ibis and baboons.

On the subject of the African savannah are presented marabouts, zebras, lions and pelicans.

Modern and natural areas have been created to replace the old facilities. Among other taiga forests tigers and wolves.

 

Camera: Nikon D600

Lens: SIGMA 70-200 mm f/2.8 DG APO OS EX HSM @ 200mm

Flash: ---

Settings: 1/100sec ƒ/4.0 ISO200

  

The Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes is a zoo in Paris, France, belonging to the botanical garden Jardin des Plantes. It is the first and thus the oldest civil zoological garden in the world. Today it has no very large animals like elephants, but a lot of rare smaller and medium sized mammals and a variety of birds and reptiles.

  

The expanding range of species was chiefly the result of French travelling researchers, colonial officials and donations from private people, which accounts for the fact that the animals in the Jardine were not limited to local French species.

  

The so-called Rotonde was added to the basic enclosures in 1804, and from 1808 was used to harbour large animals such as elephants. In 1805 the bear ditch followed and in 1821, a so-called Fauverie or predator enclosure. The Volieren enclosure (voleries, birdhouses) for diurnal birds of prey was added in 1825, and two years later a birdhouse specifically for pheasants. A monkey house was set up for the first time in 1837, while reptiles had to wait until 1870 for their enclosure. Most animals were kept in functional, classicist, gallery-like buildings. These buildings and the zoo itself can be seen as an expression of the Imperial Power of France.

  

In another part was the Vallée Suisse which had been built as a romantic garden. Here were several small enclosures which held exotic animals such as antelopes. Some buildings from this period still exist today - the semicircular birdhouse for pheasants (1827), the reptile house and the new pheasants enclosure (1881). At the beginning of the 20th century a hibernation enclosure (1905), a small monkey house (1928), a vivarium (1929), another monkey house (1934) and a reptile house (1932) had been built. A half century passed after this improvement without any further innovations except the restoration of the bear pit and some technical corrections.

  

A new enclosure for diurnal birds of prey was built in 1983. A variety of renovations were carried out in the 1980s. At the beginning of the 21st century the pheasants enclosure from 1881 was renovated. However, as all of the structures are listed buildings, it is almost impossible to create new structures here. However the Jardin des Plantes still exists today and is the oldest civil zoo in the world.

  

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.

  

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. Two subspecies are recognized. It is not closely related to the giant panda.

  

[wikipedia]

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.

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

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

16 October 2016

 

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. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs, and 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 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 research 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.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_panda

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We caught this one running under the bridge to go to Algonquin Island.

 

Aslo a look at how they made their way to the island: www.thestar.com/news/gta/2010/12/03/mink_colonizing_toron...

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

It was busy climbing up and down the tree branches, I had to patiently wait for a snap that would show at least its face or eyes.

I was so glad it stopped momentarily, pause for 2 seconds and looked at me, and rewarded me with a cute and adorable smile!!!

 

They are much more related to weasel, raccoon and skunk families is part of the superfamily Musteloidea. Eventhough named as red panda, which is a misnomer, they are not closely related to the giant panda.

To view more of my images, of a Red Panda, please click "here"!

 

The Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called lesser panda 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 family is part of the superfamily Musteloidea. Two subspecies are recognized. It is not closely related to the giant panda.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 13.7 lb) and females 3 to 6.0 kg (6.6 to 13.2 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 head-first, the red panda rotates its ankle to control its descent, one of the few climbing species to do so.

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

... take a short rest from swimming and hide in a small, shady hallow before proceeding with river exploration. Suffolk, United Kingdom.

 

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.

Der Kleine Panda (Ailurus fulgens), auch Roter Panda, Katzenbär, Bärenkatze, Feuerfuchs oder Goldhund genannt, ist ein Säugetier, das im östlichen Himalaya und im Südwesten Chinas beheimatet ist und sich vorwiegend von Bambus ernährt. Seit 2008 wird der Kleine Panda auf der Roten Liste gefährdeter Arten der Weltnaturschutzunion als „gefährdet“ (englisch vulnerable) geführt. Nach Schätzungen leben weniger als 10.000 erwachsene Exemplare in Freiheit.

 

Ailurus fulgens wird als einziger Vertreter der Familie der Ailuridae klassifiziert.

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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. 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.

 

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. Two subspecies are recognized. It is not closely related to the giant panda.

Best viewed Large on Black

 

This Red Panda was happy to stay in his tree and inspect all his fans inspecting him.

According to Wikipedia, the Red Panda, also called lesser panda, red bear-cat 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. 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 its genus and its family. 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, which along with the weasel, raccoon and skunk families is part of the superfamily Musteloidea. It is not closely related to the giant panda.

 

Red Panda Portrait at the Central Park Zoo, New York

 

Le panda géant (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) est un mammifère habituellement classé dans la famille des ursidés (Ursidae), indigène dans la Chine centrale.

 

Il ne vit que dans le centre de la Chine, dans des régions montagneuses recouvertes de forêts d'altitude, comme la province du Sichuan, certaines parties de celle du Shaanxi ou encore la Région autonome du Tibet, entre 1 800 et 3 400 mètres. Une région difficile d'accès aux Européens avant le milieu du xixe siècle, ce qui explique sa description tardive en Occident.

 

Morphologiquement, son nom chinois est « grand chat-ours » (大熊猫, dà xióngmāo). En tibétain son nom est byi-la dom (chat-ours). Le nom scientifique du panda géant est Ailuropoda melanoleuca, melanoleuca signifiant « noir-blanc ». Ailuropoda vient du grec αἴλουρος qui signifie « chat » (d'aiolos « qui se meut sans cesse », et oura « queue ») et de pous - podos qui signifie pied. L'espèce Ailurus fulgens désigne le panda roux. L'étymologie d'Ailurus est la même.

 

Jusqu'en 1901, le panda géant était connu par les anglophones sous le nom de « parti-coloured bear ». Par la suite, il fut lié au panda roux (Ailurus fulgens), dont il possède des caractéristiques communes comme le « Sixième doigt » ou « Faux pouce », qu'il partage également avec Simocyon batalleri, l'ancêtre européen d'il y a 9 millions d'années du panda roux, ayant la taille d'un puma, retrouvé à Batallones, près de Madrid. Ailurus fulgens appartient en réalité à une autre famille, les Ailuridae, dans la superfamille des Musteloidea, qui comprend également les belettes, les moufettes et les procyonidés.

Mink are fast-moving animals, so I was lucky when this one stopped for a brief moment, in a local park on 28 April 2013.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_mink

 

"Mink are ferocious predators that are about the size of a housecat and chocolate-brown in color. Their long, thin bodies, short legs, small eyes and ears, and sleek fur make them just the right size to fit in many holes, crevices and burrows to pursue prey. They may eat ground squirrels, rats, snakes and even birds. Mink are also semi-aquatic and their webbed feet allow them to capture frogs, clams and even fish .... They are generally shy creatures but can be very bold if their curiosity is piqued. Those who are fortunate to observe a mink’s behavior should use caution. The animals have scent glands under the skin and when they get excited or stressed, musk is released. The obnoxious odor can be just as repulsive as a skunk’s." A different website, for Alberta, states that Mink eat ducks, fish, Muskrat and other small birds and rodents.

 

www.wildlifedepartment.com/wildlifemgmt/species/mink.htm

  

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

Red Panda - Ailurus Fulgens

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. It has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs; it is roughly the size of a domestic cat, though with a longer body and somewhat heavier. 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.

 

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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