|A picture of the giant panda that my mother took at the San Diego Zoo|
As you probably know, the Himalayas can get quite chilly at times. To protect itself from the cold, the red panda has thick fur, as well as fur on the soles of its feet, which serves the double purpose of keeping its feet warm, but also helps to provide a bit of traction on ice. When the snow melts, the hair-created traction also assists the red panda in obtaining a grip on the wet, slippery branches of its forest home.
But for those of you who want a bit more happiness when it comes to the red panda, simply click on the amusing video link below!
Red Panda Vs. Pumpkin