Red pandas are a species belonging to the order Carnivora. They are found in the mountains of the Himalayan range in South Asia. These cute animals have red fur, a white chest and a black tail. They live mainly on bamboo, but also eat fruits and tubers. Red pandas are threatened with extinction and are therefore protected by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Maybe it’s time to buy and protect a red panda plushie yourself?
Buy a Stuffed Animal Red Panda
Here are some of the cutest, most lovable plushie red pandas! These cuties will redirect you to our partner site; buying a stuffed animal through our website helps us support the conservation of the world’s wild cat population.
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Red Panda plushie characteristics
There are several things you can recognize red panda stuffed animals by. They have beautiful red fur, often mixed with white spots. This gives the stuffed animal red panda a unique appearance. In addition to their red fur, they have short legs with claws, with which they can defend themselves. They weigh an average of 5-7 kg and can grow up to 1 meter long. Of course, their plushie counterparts are not as heavy.
Unfortunately, red pandas are on the endangered species list because their habitats are disappearing due to deforestation and loss of biodiversity. Their habitats are becoming smaller and are separated, putting the species in grave danger. Even stuffed animal red pandas are busy looking for a safe place to live. Fortunately, it is easy to provide a stuffed animal red panda with a safe home.
Red pandas are not related to the large black and white giant panda. Instead, they are more closely related to raccoons and martens. This makes the name ‘red panda’ somewhat confusing.
Famous Red Pandas (available as stuffed animals)
There aren’t many famous red panda characters. One of the most famous is probably Shifu from the movie Kung Fu Panda (2008). Shifu is the teacher of the film’s main character, Po the panda. The red panda is a wise and experienced kung fu master who helps Po improve his skills and reach his full potential. Although he can be stern and ruthless at times, Shifu also shows a warm-hearted, caring side – which his stuffed animal version naturally carries with him.
Shifu was knocked off the throne as the most famous red panda by Meilin from Pixar Animation Studios’ animated film Turning Red (2021). The story revolves around a teenage girl, who develops a mysterious biological reaction that causes her to turn into a red panda as soon as she gets angry. Meilin must learn to control her new powers and find a way to work with her family to protect her secret. The film is an action comedy with lots of humor and adventure and also put the red panda plushie on the map.
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