Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Is this red panda playing?

OK, so what sort of behavioral development is going on here?

Is this red panda playing?
    Practicing its pouncing ability for future hunting?
        Protesting the lack of red panda Halloween celebrations?

Video courtesy of edisproduction, but for more red panda videos, you can follow kyuuritekuteku

Red pandas are typically solitary, and their main foods are bamboo, fruits, acorns, roots, and eggs, not fast-moving smaller animals, so I'm leaning toward the Playing.

Here and here are two more great examples of animals playing -- or are they practicing future survival skills? Sounds like a great future research project...

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