Saturday, September 22, 2012

CAMERA CRITTERS

Last weekend I was able to go to the Norfolk Zoo.  One of the animals I was enamored with was the Red Panda.  They were very active climbing the trees when we happened by and put on quite a show.
 The following came from their website which you can check out here.

"Red Panda's resemble raccoons and are about 42 inches long with a long, bushy tail.  Their soft, dense fur covers their entire body, including the soles of their feet.
 Red Pandas use their long, bushy tails to help them balance when they are in the trees.  They also cover themselves with their tails to keep warm in the winter.  
 They live in the cool temperate bamboo forests in Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces in China, the Himalayas and in Myanmar.  They share part of their range with the giant pandas.



 Red Pandas eat bamboo leaves, berries, blossoms and bird eggs.  



 They are also endangered due to habitat loss.  There are fewer than 2,500 adult Red Pandas in the wild.

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Thank you Misty for hosting Camera Critters.  I always look forward to it each Saturday.  
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