Red panda is actually two species, DNA shows

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Feb 27, 2020

Red panda is actually two species, DNA shows

Red pandas, the bushy-tailed and russet-furred bamboo-munchers that dwell in Asian high forests, are not a single species, according to the most comprehensive genetic study to date on these endangered mammals. Scientists said on Wednesday they had found substantial divergences between the two species — ...

Red pandas thriving at Nagano Chausuyama Zoo

National Aug 1, 2013

Red pandas thriving at Nagano Chausuyama Zoo

by Hisashi Sasaki

Ko Tanaka likes to answer questions from children about the nearly 20 red pandas he helps look after at Nagano Chausuyama Zoo. But he recalls being stumped once when asked if the raccoonlike mammals, also known as lesser pandas, yawn like cats. Luckily, just then a ...