12th November 2019

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What is the average lifespan of a red panda?

Lifespan: In the Wild - 12 to 14 years (8-10 average); In Captivity - up to 14 years. The red panda is nocturnal, crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) and arboreal (much of its time is spent in trees).

Just so, can you own a panda as a pet?

Pandas are protected as critically endangered species. You can not own a Panda bear, it is the national bear of China and it is banned by Chinese Laws forbidding private ownership.

Is it legal to have a panda as a pet?

Slow lorises are illegal to export, and therefore are only sold in their native countries. Some people (including the author of this article) would consider red panda the cutest animals around. Unfortunately, the little critters are a threatened species due to habitat loss, so they are illegal to own as pets.

Is a red panda a panda?

The red panda has given scientists taxonomic fits. It has been classified as a relative of the giant panda, and also of the raccoon, with which it shares a ringed tail. Currently, red pandas are considered members of their own unique family—the Ailuridae.
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