Red Panda:

Scientific Name: Ailurus Fulgens.

Status: Vulnerable.

Habitat: Temperate Forest.

Population: 10,000.

Life Span: 10-14 Years.

Length: 2 ft.

Weight: 7-14 lb.

 This series ‘Extinction’ demonstrates that the animals are incapable of surviving without the critical body part(s) they are killed for.  Red Pandas are considered ‘good luck’ to the Chinese, who use their fur and tails in cultural ceremonies, such as weddings. The pandas tail is also used in fashion accessories, such as hats. Their shy demeanor make them an easy target with no methods of self defense. It is illegal to hunt Red Pandas in China, though poaching persists. Some Red Pandas have virtually gone extinct in some parts of China.

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