RED PANDA

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SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Ailurus fulgens fulgens

HABITAT:  Mountain forests from Nepal to Northern Burma and into central China.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

A special rotating ankle joint enables them to descend trees head first like a squirrel, allowing them to hit the ground running.  Can jump 5 feet from branch to branch, but avoid doing so if they can climb to where they are going.

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