International Red Panda Day 2021: Facts about Red Panda

During the third Saturday in September, International Red Panda Day dedicates a day to learning about red pandas. Join the campaign to raise awareness about saving their habitats.

International Red Panda Day 2021: Facts about Red Panda


International Red Panda Day 2021: Every year, on the third Saturday of September, International Red Panda Day is observed. International Red Panda Day seeks to inspire people to learn more about these lovely species and to contribute to the conservation of the habitat in which they reside. This year, the day will be observed on September 18.


The red panda is a reddish-brown, long-tailed, raccoon-like mammal. Its size is about the size of a large domestic cat. It is found within the mountain forests of the Himalayas and adjacent areas of eastern Asia.


In 2010, Red Panda Network (RPN) launched International Red Panda Day (IRPD) with more than 16 schools and zoos across the world participating. The population of the red panda is declining globally. Approximately there are less than 10,000 remaining in the wild and maybe as few as 2500.


Facts about Red Panda: 

  • Common Name: Red Panda   
  • Scientific Name: Ailurus fulgens
  • Type: Mammals   
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Average life span in the wild: 8 years
  • Size: Head and Body: 20 to 26 inches, tail: 12 to 20 inches
  • Weight: 6.5 to 14 pounds



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