Red panda sees insect on rock

I wrote this in New Zealand on the 12th of April, but never posted it. Enjoy the tw**t:

I’m off to lecture at Massey University. I’ll be home in five days, and simply have no time to write meaty posts. In  the meantime, enjoy this red panda (Ailurus fulgens) reacting to seeing an insect on a rock, contributed by Grania:


  1. Graham Head
    Posted May 9, 2017 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Looks like the insect is armed!

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted May 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m thinking the panda had recently finished some good weed?

  3. Posted May 9, 2017 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    I think the panda is doing some sort of ‘I am big’ display. Not sure.

  4. John J. Fitzgerald
    Posted May 9, 2017 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Are Red Pandas from Red China?

  5. Heather Hastie
    Posted May 9, 2017 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Red pandas are so adorable, though I think this one might be a sandwich short of a picnic (or whatever is appropriate for red pandas!).

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted May 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

      A bam short of a boo?

  6. busterggi
    Posted May 9, 2017 at 8:09 pm | Permalink


  7. Phil Rounds
    Posted May 10, 2017 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    2 million years from now upright-walking red pandas will be wondering what drove the evolutionary predisposition for their bipedalism! You saw it first here folks!

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