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What do red panadas eat?


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September 29, 2009 4:28PM

The red panda is mostly vegetarian, primarily bamboo shoots, roots, fruit, acorns, berries, lichen, and grasses. They also eat insects, bird eggs, young birds and small rodents. Because the red panda has the digestive system of a carnivore it cannot digest wood fiber. It therefore has to eat large amounts of bamboo every day in order to survive.