Image by @joelsartore | Three-month-old endangered red panda twins at the @LincolnChildrensZoo in Nebraska.
Red pandas clean their fur in the mornings by licking their paws and then rubbing their fur with them, much like a cat would. They rub the parts they can’t reach, like their back, on rocks or trees. These animals are very temperature sensitive. When it’s hot out they often hang out on tree branches, dangling their limbs. When it gets cold they warm themselves by covering their faces with their huge, fluffy tails. If scared or threatened, red pandas first attempt to flee. If they can’t get away, they stand up on their hind legs, try to make themselves look larger, and use their sharp claws as defense.
We’re happy to announce the release of our children’s photo/poetry book “Animal Ark” featuring images of over 100 species photographed by @joelsartore for the Photo Ark project and poetry by @kwamealexander. Through this book we learn how each of us, no matter how big or small, is important, miraculous, and vital to this planet.
To see an image of a nine-week-old clouded leopard cub which is featured alongside these red pandas in our new children’s book, check out @joelsartore!
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