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Is the red panda related to the giant panda?

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2013-11-15 17:07:58
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No, it is not related to the Giant Panda. The Giant Panda is a bear. The Red Panda is believed by scientists to be more closely related to the skunk or raccoon.

The name "panda" is derived from the Nepalese word "poonya" which literally means "eater of bamboo." The Red Panda was given this name before the Giant Panda.

They live in Asia, high up in the mountains, and sleep in trees.
Yes it is but some say that the red panda is part of the raccoon familiy and the giant panda is related to the bear family.

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