Years ago, on the Avatar production, we all became pretty obsessed with Futa, the seemingly-bipedal red panda who had captured the adoration of the Japanese public. I recently remembered that Futa was the original inspiration for our red panda-ferret hybrid character Pabu. Unlike the rest of his derpy species (and Pabu, who is also fairly derpy), Futa always looked businesslike and no-nonsense standing on his hind legs all the time, like he was looking for other red pandas to boss around. “Hey! You there! Stop being a derp. Back to work.” I always thought he needed a tie.
Coming to see this straight after an 11 hour sleepless red eye flight was a little overwhelming. But man…
Right place, right time…
I managed to capture this 11 week old Red Panda cub being dragged out of her nest and then moved to a new one…or should I say ‘dangled’ to a new one!
Happy International Red Panda Day!
so I may have made a noise when I saw this. I’m an almost 30 year old man. I regret nothing.
A view of the area where Red Pandas are located.
Missed one of the weekly Red Panda Facts? Want an extra infusion of cute? Here’s a quick list of all the RPFs so far.
Red panda anatomical studies using a new coloring method.
Yay or nay?