Structural Adaptation's Of The Red Panda
Red Pandas have enlarged wrist bones known as pseudo thumbs that help them grasp food more efficiently. It is like a thumb which is extended to their wrist. Snow leopards are one of the main predators of the red panda and it's an advantage for the Red Panda to be able to climb up trees to avoid predators. Another fact is that they have a small body mass. They weigh between 8-13 pounds which enables them to walk on thin branches. When they climb down headfirst, it is an advantage because it prepares them to make a quick exit. It is faster than backing down a tree. The Red Panda's tail is also helpful because it can be used as a pillow and prevents heat loss.