The Red Panda Likely named “panda” due to their facial markings that closely resemble those of giant panda bears, red pandas aren’t actually bears, but are smaller mammals more closely related to raccoons. These animals are the last living members of their taxonomic family, and are only found in a narrow strip of the Eastern Himalayas and Southwestern China. Most biologists think that red pandas have their distinctive coloration to help them blend in with the lichens and mosses that are common in their high elevation environments. Red pandas primarily feed on bamboo, but will also eat flowers, berries and...
Due to their highly specialized tree-canopy lifestyle, sloths do not adapt well to environmental change. Hazards such as power line electrocutions, dog attacks, road traffic collisions, genetic isolation and human poaching mean their numbers in the wild are quickly decreasing.
The jungles of India are well known for their wildlife including tigers, elephants, sloth bears, leopards, cobras and a variety of other species. But much of their wildlife is threatened, and one of the most threatened is the golden langur.