Conservation status – Endangered: IUCN Red List
Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie NSW Australia is home to two Red Panda sisters: Rato & Tito
Red Pandas have unique dark red fur which is perfect camouflage in their natural habitat in the wild (they are also known as ‘firefox”). Long, coarse hairs cover the entire body & there is a soft, dense, woolly undercoat. Their face is predominantly white with reddish brown “tear tracks” extending from the eye to the corner of the mouth. Red Pandas have long, bushy tails that help give this arboreal species balance. Their tails are marked with alternating red & buff rings. Males & females look the same. Red Pandas are solitary except for during the breeding season.