October 2017: Red Panda

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Red Panda: Ailurus fulgens

This month’s featured animal species is the red panda, the only extant member of the Ailuridae family and part of the larger Mammalia class.

 

LEARN

Learn more about the endangered red panda. Watch videos, view images, and read through publications and other resources all about this unusual carnivore on the October 2017 FaunaFocus page, a hub for red panda research, media, and discovery. Learn even more about this incredible bamboo-lover by checking FaunaFocus.com and @FaunaFocus on Twitter daily for bite-sized FaunaFacts.

 

CREATE

Let inspiration strike! Create something with the red panda in mind, whether it be a fictional story, simple poem, layered watercolor, interpretive dance, whatever medium you most resonate with! Do you see abstractions in the red panda’s tear markings? Does the red panda’s Chinese bamboo forest habitat inspire you? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, everyone has the ability to create. Try something new or hone your craft. Just let the red panda spark your imagination!

 

SHARE

Let’s focus on the red panda together! Find a family of wildlife-lovers on the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team or in the FaunaFocus Discord Server, or browse the hashtag #FaunaFocus to find more animal-themed content! Livestream your creative process or record it in a video. Tweet about your own research and findings, or discuss and identify in the Discord channels. Post your sketches, works-in-progress, and final creations on the social media of your choice. Don’t forget the hashtag!

 

GROW

For an extra challenge, enter the Fauna Free-For-All! Submit your best red panda-inspired creation to be live-judged on Twitch at the end of the month. Allow your artwork to be critiqued to find your strengths and weaknesses and improve your work in the future. All artists, artforms, and media are eligible, just don’t miss the deadline!

 

IMAGE

Mathias Appel

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