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No, a Red Panda is a lot smaller and lives in a similar way to a Lemur. The Panda that you are probably thinking of is the Giant Panda (black and white) and spends approximately 14 hours consuming food whereas a red panda consumes on average 13 hours.

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Red pandas are "real" but the most well known panda is the giant panda. Giant pandas are native to China while red pandas are native to the Himalayas, China, Nepal, Myanmar, and India. Both animals feed on bamboo.
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Are red pandas actually pandas?

The red panda isnot a real panda. Infact they were the first kind  of pandas to be discovered.

What type of pandas are red pandas?

Actually, red pandas aren't pandas at all. They are more closely related to small mammals like raccoons and weasels than they are to pandas. They are only named red pandas bec

Is the red panda a panda?

NO. they are not. They are called pandas because they look between a panda and a cat. But the panda did come after the red panda. also red pandas are their OWN species pandas

Do red pandas live with a panda?

Yes, red pandas do live with the famous black and white Giant Pandas across the Sechuan province of Northwest China. Red Pandas, however, range from China to India and Nepal a

What is a red panda?

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a mammal native to the easternHimalayas and southwestern China. It has reddish-brown fur, a long,shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its

How did red pandas get related to gaint pandas?

Actually, the red panda and the giant panda aren't related very closely. Scientists searched for a connection and they did find some. Red Pandas are actually closer related to