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Red Pandas Shifu And Sumo Debut At The Zoo – July 6, 2010

Red pandas are found in the mountain forests of Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, and Myanmar (Burma) in Western Asia and are an endangered species. Sadly, they are nearly extinct in the western part of their range because their forest home is being sacrificed to development. Their beautiful red fur is also coveted for clothing decoration in some cultures. Today, there are thought to be fewer than 2,500 Red pandas remaining in the wild.