Posts Tagged ‘Red Pandas’

Red Pandas found in Langtang National Park

June 19, 2008

The finding of Red Pandas within the Langtang National Park area has encouraged conservationists.

A team of conservationists led by lecturer Hari Prasad Sharma, department of zoology (TU), had recently found one Red Panda each in Chandanbari area of Rasuwa and Dhadepani area of Nuwakot. It is believed that the areas harbor around 100 Red Pandas. The areas lie at an altitude of 2,800 to 4,000 metres above sea level.

The mission was initiated by the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation’s Himalayan Landscape Project supported by WWF.

The Langtang National Park said it was preparing a long-term conservation strategy to protect the Red Pandas by securing food and habitat for them so that internal and foreign tourists could be lured to the area and contribute to the living condition of the people living in the region.

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Red Pandas storm out of zoo to freedom

February 13, 2008

Two rare red pandas are on the run after escaping from their enclosure in a Scottish zoo.

The pandas broke free five days ago after a tree fell onto their pen during a storm. The racoon-like animals are now thought to be in a wooded area close to Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park.

Police in Dumfries and Galloway last night appealed for people to look out for the animals, a mother and daughter.

Red pandas are about the size of a small dog and their diet is mainly bamboo. Staff from the conservation park and police do not consider the animals to be a threat and hope they will return to the zoo when they get hungry.

Constable Ian Bradley of Dumfries and Galloway Police, urged anyone who sees the red pandas to contact police in Kirkcudbright.

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