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red panda

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Definition of red panda in English:

noun

A raccoon-like mammal with thick reddish-brown fur and a bushy tail, native to high bamboo forests from the Himalayas to southern China. Also called lesser panda, cat-bear.
Example sentences
  • Recent DNA analysis indicates that giant pandas are more closely related to bears and red pandas are more closely related to raccoons.
  • Among the world's botanically richest sites, the sanctuaries are also home to other endangered animals such as the red panda and the snow leopard.
  • The red panda lives in the bamboo forests of the Himalayan and Heng-Duan Mountains.

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