14 March 2015

Red panda





Red panda at Korkeasaari, the Helsinki Zoo, 30.8.2014.
These photos were taken through glass.

The red panda is slightly larger than a domestic cat.
It's native to the eastern Himalayas and 
south-western China. It eats mainly bamboo,
but it also eats eggs, birds, insects and small
animals. It's a solitary animal and active
mainly during the night.

I'm linking to
Camera Critters
Saturday's Critters

http://camera-critters.blogspot.fi/2015/03/camera-critters-362.html


74 comments:

  1. tror inte jag sett någon sådan förut. Riktigt söt :)

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    1. Tack, Monica! Visst är de söta. :-)

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  2. I didn't know that a red panda exists...all I've ever seen was the large black and white ones. It is certainly pretty. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! The red panda isn't closely related to the giant panda.

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  3. Those are beautiful shots! This the first time I'm seeing this creature too.

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    1. Thank you, Joyful! There's been red pandas at Korkeasaari for as long as I remember.

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  4. So beautiful, lucky you to get such great shots of this private little animal.

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    1. Thank you, Jocee! I was very lucky indeed.

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  5. One of my favorite animals, always cute

    Arti

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  6. i've never seen one of these in person ... such a cutie. enjoy the coloring. ( :

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  7. How absolutely adorable! I had no idea there was such a thing as a red panda!

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    1. Thank you, Sallie! It isn't closely related to the giant panda.

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  8. Am really surprised to know the existence of red Pandas.

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    1. Thank you! There are less than 10 000 of them in the wild.

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  9. Wonderful shots of red panda.

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  10. What a cute face! Wonderful photos!

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  11. so very cute. quite similar to our raccoon, i think.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa! They were previously placed in the same family.

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  12. Wow what a beautiful critter and gorgeous photos!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Hello Gunilla!:) These are fabulous shots taken through glass. It's a fine looking critter, and it's the first time I have seen one.

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    1. Thank you! They're adorable critters.

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  14. The Red Panda are special, you have there a genius, cheers Gunilla.

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  15. Red Pandas are such cute little critters.

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  16. I've never heard of these. Really cute!
    Have a great day!
    Lea

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  17. I did not know these even existed!! Beautiful images, it's hard to believe they are through glass. It must have been very clean!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! I don't know if they were that clean, but I'm happy it doesn't show in the photos.

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  18. Great captures Gunilla - especially through glass. These are cute characters indeed!

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  19. It looks like a face of a sweet baby fox. I would of never recognized it as a Red Panda.

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  20. He's a beauty! I've never hear of red pandas before. It's kin to a cat but yet has a name of a bear. So,I think of it as a bear cat. :-)
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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    1. Thank you, Susie! The red panda is the only species in its family and it's not closely related to the giant panda either.

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  21. Such a beauty !!!
    Fantastic pictures !

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  22. Lovely animal! We don't have them here.

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  23. What a cutie! Never heard of a Red Panda before. So, thanks for the lesson :)
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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    1. Thank you, Chandra! Have a great day.

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  24. A really lovely animal Gunilla. I first saw one a couple of years ago in our own local zoo and what a treat that was to see such a beautiful creature.

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  25. What an adorable creature.

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  26. They always look so so inquisitive

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  27. What a beautiful critter! Well shot, behind glass!

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  28. What a very neat creature! I don't think I've seen anything like it!

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  29. So cute critter. Love your shots.
    Thanks for dropping by.

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  30. An ordinary panda I find all these beautiful but red is totally fantasist itself to see! Gorgeous colors and pictures.

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  31. Interesante animal, francamente no recuerdo haberlo visto hasta ahora en tus fotos.
    Un abrazo,

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  32. So cute!!!!
    What a great shots you made of this beautiful animal...

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  33. Hello Gunilla, they are so cute! Great shots. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! So sorry, I am late commenting! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Enjoy your weekend!

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