The gestation period is about four months. Baby red pandas are born in an average litter size of one to four babies and are born in the late spring and summer. They build a nest or use hollow tree trunks or small caves to give birth to their newborn.
Then, are red pandas carnivores?
What do a red panda eat?
The red panda's diet is very unusual for a mammal and consists mostly of bamboo. When the weather is warm enough, they also eat insects and fruit. Although the giant panda eats almost every part of the bamboo plant (except the roots), the red panda only eats the youngest, most tender shoots and leaves.
How much does the red panda eat a day?
While it is a big part of their diet, red pandas can digest only about 24 percent of the bamboo they eat. They need to consume 20 to 30 percent of their body weight, or about 2 to 4 lbs. (1 to 2 kg) of bamboo shoots and leaves per day.