Red Pandas Research Paper

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Despite the red pandas name they are actually not considered pandas at all, and they are not closely related to giant pandas. Red pandas are still classified as endangered, and their populations are drastically decreasing. Red pandas are considered Ailurus Fulgens. The essential reason why people first named them Ailurus Fulgens is because Ailurus Fulgens mean fire-colored or shiny (Bradford). The fire cat has an abundant range that extends from western Nepal to northern Myanmar, they are also found in mountainous areas of southwestern China. The red panda only lives in the temperate forests, in the foothills of the Himalayas. The temperature is generally as fresh as freshly squeezed lemonade. The southern slopes of the mountains trap water to protect the habitat from dangerous weather and predators. Red Pandas depend on bamboo for their critical diet, therefore they have to live in certain areas in the world in order to survive. Several Nepalese people depend on the red panda 's habitat for their own survival. Langtang…show more content…
The red panda’s mating season is from January to March in the Northern Hemisphere and in the Southern Hemisphere they breed from June to August. The mating occurs on the ground. The females are pregnant for around 114 to 145 days. Two cubs are usually delivered between May and July, and they usually weigh between 3.9 and 4.6 pounds. The cubs are completely covered in fur so they can be warm during the cold climates. After a year the offspring are finally adult size and leave the mother (“Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute.”). In 1994 the red panda were classified as vulnerable and in 1996 they became classified as endangered. In 1998, China proclaimed that there are as few as 5,000 to 6,000 pandas. In 1994, in Nepal there were maybe 300 pandas. The red pandas, or fire cat are still classified as endangered and are decreasing in numbers. In the future humans should help the red pandas and stop using their

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