Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Red Pandas

Red Pandas at the zoo. I don't think I've ever seen one, so let's all go! I have trouble reconciling the name and the fact that they look nothing like Giant Pandas. But they're kind of related. Remember Kingdom Phylum Genus? Then here's a treat for you -

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Procyonidae
Genus: Ailurus
Species: Fulgens

Encyclopedia of Animals; 2006, p1, per EbscoHost

For more information, just search red pandas in EbscoHost. Be sure to check the 'Full Text' box so you can read the entire article. Or check out the Blank Park Zoo web site.

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