The Red or Lesser Panda comes from the southern edge of the Himalayas, from Nepal to China.
Like the Giant Panda, the Red Panda lives alone or, rarely, in pairs. It is not closely related to the Giant Panda but is distantly related to mustelids (badgers, martens) and to raccoons.
Like the Giant Panda, it eats mainly bamboo leaves. It is mainly nocturnal
The face can be red, white or mixed and individuals can have different markings, always with the red cheek stripes in some form.
It has a black front with black limbs and a shiny red back.
It spends most of the daytime sleeping high in a tree.