Well, you can stop searching for the cutest video on the internet, because I found it. I was scrolling through Twitter, and I saw something that literally melted my heart – this precious little fur ball in what I thought was a pair of tiny overalls – nope – turns out that’s his fur. And who and what is he? Well, I don’t know his name… I do know he’s a Rd Panda, and he was “rescued” and lives with this person, who feeds him delicious grapes.
You will never see anything cuter than this.
But first, what the heck is a “Red Panda?”…
The Smithsonian shared this information about them:
Red pandas can be easily identified by their unique ruddy coat color, which acts like camouflage within the canopy of fir trees where branches are covered with clumps of reddish-brown moss and white lichens.
They have large, round heads and short snouts with big, pointed ears. Their faces are white with reddish-brown “tear” marks that extend from the eyes to the corner of the mouth. These markings could have evolved to help keep the sun out of their eyes. Their tails are marked with alternating red and buff rings.
Red pandas have a soft, dense woolly undercoat covered by long, coarse guard hairs. Long, bushy tails help these arboreal animals maintain balance and protect them from harsh cold and winds. Dense fur completely covers their feet which have five, widely separated toes and semi-retractable claws.
Red pandas scent-mark territories using anal glands and urine, as well as scent glands located between their footpads. These scent glands on the bottom of red pandas’ feet exude a colorless liquid that is odorless to humans. The red panda tests odors using the underside of its tongue, which has a cone-like structure for collecting liquid and bringing it close to a gland inside its mouth. It is the only carnivore with this adaptation.
Red pandas are skilled climbers, using trees for shelter, to escape predators and to sunbathe in the winter. Their ankles are extremely flexible, and the fibula and tibia are attached in such a way as to allow the fibula to rotate about its axis. These features make it possible for red pandas to adeptly climb headfirst down tree trunks.
In contrast with other carnivores their size, red pandas have extremely robust dentition. They also have a simple carnivore stomach, despite their predominantly leaf-based diet. Red pandas share the giant panda’s pseudo-thumb, a modified wrist bone used to grasp bamboo when feeding.
You can watch the video below:
Oh lordy, it looks like he has a little pair of jeans on 💕😍 pic.twitter.com/PG3iy3M2C3
— Amy Moreno (@VivaLaAmes11) January 29, 2023
These sweet little guys grow to be between about 8 and 17 pounds.
Isn’t this the most precious little love, ever? I think I need one! 😉
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