Red Panda

Where can I see the Red Panda

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A Red Panda is a mammal that has a reddish-brown coat which is bright and soft, but also long and thick. Even though it's called a panda, the animal really isn't related to one at all because it looks more like raccoons or foxes.

One of the Red Panda's most unique features is its tail! It isn't as big as other pandas' tails, but what makes this tail different from others is the fact that it has white rings on it that look just like a skunk would have. This allows people to easily identify where the Red Pandas are in the forest when they're looking for them.

Red Pandas spend about 12 hours a day eating bamboo they can stay full and healthy.

This adorable creature with a loveable temperament and fluffy tail is actually one of the rarest animals in the world. They live in China and Nepal (and sometimes India) and are found at high elevations in mountainous regions. The habitat range for these guys spans an area that includes parts of western China, northern Myanmar, eastern Nepal, and southern Tibet. So naturally they're pretty hard to find!

Animal population
10,000
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IUCN Classification
Vulnerable (VU)
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Geeky Facts about the Red Panda

Fact 1

They have a false thumb which has developed over time to help them climb trees and eat bamboo.

Fact 2

Red pandas lick themselves clean, just like house cats.

Fact 3

They spend most of their time in trees.

Tours where I can see the Red Panda

Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

19 days from

£2,325 / person

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Everest
Everest

Everest

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Tibet
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

68 days from

TBC / person

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Everest Base Camp
Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

15 days from

£2,775 / person

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Manaslu Circuit
Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Circuit

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

15 days from

£2,245 / person

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Island Peak
Island Peak

Island Peak

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

23 days from

£3,290 / person

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Lobuche East
Lobuche East

Lobuche East

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Nepal
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

22 days from

TBC / person

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