Monday, February 16, 2015

Fact of the Day: Panda Raccoon

Despite its name, red pandas are not closely related to panda bears. They are more related to raccoons and weasels. 

22 comments:

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing, Adam. They are cute, too. :)

Dixie@dcrelief said...

How unusual.

Bob Bushell said...

I knew that, ha ha.

Mary Kirkland said...

Omg how cute is that?

Margaret-whiteangel said...

So cute.

Lux G. said...

Oh, interesting.They do look like panda bears. Weird how things get their names sometimes.

DEZMOND said...

one of my fave animals. Sadly, I read yesterday an article at Daily Mail on racoon dogs being skinned alive in China for fur coats.... it still torments me..... not that killing pigs and chicken to be eaten in the West is any less barbaric and disgusting

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

And they are so cute! Love these animals.

Emmylou said...

Too too cute! I don't like racoons but this one looks adorable:D

Pat Hatt said...

Face looks rather weasel like, so can see it

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I want one!!! I wonder if they would get along with cats??

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They are a beautiful animal

Jax said...

Whatever they are related to, they are real stinking cute!!! Are they dangerous???

Christine said...

what a misnomer

Pilar Domínguez said...

Beautiful animal and interesting fact. Kisses:)

bj said...

Gosh....I'd hate to be related to weasels...:) He does have a cute face.
We had a cold front blow in last night...27 degrees right now and a chance of snow tonight. Brrrrr....I want our warm weather back

A Beer for the Shower said...

Hmmm, the red weasel... doesn't quite have the same ring to it. Panda is definitely a better fit.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I always wondered about that. Thanks for the info!

LV said...

Never saw one of these. You are correct, does not look like a regular panda. Learn something from you everyday.

Anonymous said...

I've seen them at the zoo...I think.

stephen Hayes said...

It looks like an assembly of several different animals.

Anna-Alina said...

Omg, wow they look so cute! Why i never seen them before?