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Wednesday. Red panda. Fact. Photo. It’s time!
Red Panda Fact #14 - The false thumb that lets red pandas grasp their food isn’t the only helpful adaptation in the red panda’s feet. Their ankles can rotate, which makes them incredibly proficient climbers. One great benefit is that red pandas can not only climb down trees facing down, but they can control their rate of decent and even stop. This allows them to keep an eye out for predators that might be lurking on the ground. This, combined with their uncanny sense of balance, also makes red pandas a constant danger to make a “jail break” at zoos, so their enclosures must be designed very carefully.
Previous Red Panda Facts
Red Panda Fact #1 - What’s a Wah?
Red Panda Fact #2 - The Color of Cubs
Red Panda Fact #3 - Why Red?
Red Panda Fact #4 - Know Your Cubs
Red Panda Fact #5 - Red Pandas and Giants
Red Panda Fact #6 - (Taxonomic) Family Portrait
Red Panda Fact #7 - The London Zoo Panda
Red Panda Fact #8 - The Knoxville Zoo
Red Panda Fact #9 - Rotterdam Zoo
Red Panda Fact #10 - The Number of Cubs
Red Panda Fact #11 - Activity
Red Panda Fact #12 - Stamps and Coins
Red Panda Fact #13 - False Thumb

esdeem:

Wednesday. Red panda. Fact. Photo. It’s time!

Red Panda Fact #14 - The false thumb that lets red pandas grasp their food isn’t the only helpful adaptation in the red panda’s feet. Their ankles can rotate, which makes them incredibly proficient climbers. One great benefit is that red pandas can not only climb down trees facing down, but they can control their rate of decent and even stop. This allows them to keep an eye out for predators that might be lurking on the ground. This, combined with their uncanny sense of balance, also makes red pandas a constant danger to make a “jail break” at zoos, so their enclosures must be designed very carefully.

Previous Red Panda Facts

Red Panda Fact #1 - What’s a Wah?

Red Panda Fact #2 - The Color of Cubs

Red Panda Fact #3 - Why Red?

Red Panda Fact #4 - Know Your Cubs

Red Panda Fact #5 - Red Pandas and Giants

Red Panda Fact #6 - (Taxonomic) Family Portrait

Red Panda Fact #7 - The London Zoo Panda

Red Panda Fact #8 - The Knoxville Zoo

Red Panda Fact #9 - Rotterdam Zoo

Red Panda Fact #10 - The Number of Cubs

Red Panda Fact #11 - Activity

Red Panda Fact #12 - Stamps and Coins

Red Panda Fact #13 - False Thumb