FAST FACTS ABOUT UNIQUE PANDA
The average lifespan of a red panda is eight to 12 years, but the animals can live considerably longer in zoos.
The red panda communicates with squeaks, chattering noises and chipmunk-like sounds.
The red panda is not related to the giant panda. In fact, the red panda is not related to any other animal, making it unique.
The red panda comes from Asia, from Nepal in the west to China in the east. They are also found in northern India, Bhutan and northern Myanmar.
The Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund supports the Red Panda Network in Nepal, which is working to save the red panda in the wild and preserve habitat through education and empowering local communities.
Go to redpandanetwork.org for more information.