FAST FACTS ABOUT UNIQUE PANDA

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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.

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