The Red Panda goes by a lot of names - such as Lesser Panda, Red Bear-Cat, Red Cat-Bear, and Fire Fox.
It looks like different types of animals. It has some similarities with pandas, bears, cats, and foxes.
The Red Panda is not related to cats or foxes. However, they really are distantly related to panda bears. It is actually a close relative of skunks and raccoons.
Because of the color of its fur (which has some reddish colors), its most popular name is Red Panda. Its name is therefore descriptive of its appearance and nature.
This cute animal is an endangered species, which mean they are at risk of becoming extinct in the near future.
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