Red Panda Cubs Born!
2nd July 2015
Our first photo of the Red Panda cubs, five days old and sleeping contentedly while Mum Jai Li is outside snacking on bamboo.
Recent data suggests that Red Panda population numbers may be as low as 2,500, due to continuous loss of habitat and wildlife trading. The existing population is expected to experience additional declines of 10% every 10 years. People can help by joining the www.redpandanetwork.org, spreading the word, adopt a Red Panda or sponsoring a Forest Guardian. These guardians not only conduct awareness-building workshops on red pandas with local villages and schools but also serve as a basis for continuing The Red Panda Network’s baseline research and monitoring and the establishment of community-based protected areas.
Did you know that the Red Panda is also called a ‘Firefox’, and it’s where the internet browser got their unique name in support of the Red Panda.