The red panda from Schleich® Wild Life has a striped tail, red-brown fur and powerful paws with sharp claws.
The red panda is a small mammal that lives in the eastern Himalayas and south-west China. It eats mainly bamboo. In the same way as the red panda from Schleich® Wild Life, at first glance the animal looks like a cross between a raccoon, a fox and a cat. And despite its name it isn’t a panda. A new animal family was created for the red panda, with the scientific name Ailurus.
When red pandas nap they place their bushy tail protectively over their face.
- Scientific name: Ailurus fulgens
- Global home: Asia
- Conservation status: Endangered
- Primary habitat: Forest