Red Pandas live in rainy, high altitude forests of China, Nepal, India, Bhutan and Myanmar. These pandas live in the trees and prefer shady cool places. They eat bamboo leaves, grass and fruits, insects, bird eggs and small rodents.
The Greenville Zoo has three red pandas, female Scarlett, Colette and male Zheng.
The panda's red coloring assists with camouflage in the wild.
Red pandas, like Giant Pandas, are excellent climbers and use their thumb to hold bamboo and stems.
Scarlet, Firecracker, and Colette enjoy grapes as a treat!