The red panda is native to the mountainous regions of the Himalayas, Bhutan, southern China, India, Nepal, Burma. It usually lives in the humid temperate forests of high areas and with abundant bamboo. Its fur is reddish brown with long hairy tail.
Its front limbs are quite short, so it has a peculiar way of walking. It is an animal of solitary, territorial character and nocturnal customs. Its food revolves mainly around bamboo, but being omnivorous can eat eggs, birds, insects and small mammals.
There is an estimated population of 2,500 mature individuals, it is considered an endangered species according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Its population has begun to decline due to the destruction of its habitat, the elimination of its territory in China and poaching. The latter is an important factor in the decline of the population of red pandas.