Why is the red panda called a panda even though its not a panda?
idk, why is the panda bear called a panda bear it it's not a bear?
The person who first saw 'red panda' thought it looked liked a panda and therefore called it a panda!
Nope! They are actually the same species. There is no such thing as a 'regular panda'. The real name of every black and white panda is the giant panda. There is another species of panda though, but it is called the red panda. They look like red and orange raccoons, but are separate from both bears and raccoons genetically, and a new family has been made just for them, called the Ailuridae family.