Red Panda Brothers Practice Their Climbing Skills
November 28, 2018
Four-month-old Red Panda kits, Pokhara and Shimla, have begun to venture outside and try out their newfound climbing skills at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park.
Born in July, the brothers first began spending time outside their den under the watchful eye of mum Kitty.
Photo Credits: RZSS/Alyson Houston
The Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It is classified as “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List. The wild population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding.