Meet Our Animals > Red Panda
Quick Facts
Native to Nepal, Northern Myanmar, Central China
Primary Diet Bamboo, fruit, acorns, roots, eggs
Adult Weight 12 to 20 pounds
Lifespan 13 years
Status Endangered

Red Panda

The red panda is not closely related to giant pandas. Red pandas are housed in Big Cat Country because they are geographically from the same wild habitats as some of the “real” big cats. Red Pandas at the Zoo can often be seen climbing high on their habitat platforms.


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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