Red Panda

Male red pandas rarely interact with their young, but have been observed sleeping or playing with them in captivity.

There are few red panda parental interactions until the young are weaned.

In captivity, some males were observed to enter nest boxes and even sleep with young for short periods. There is no provisioning of the young, however, by either parent at any time. After young emerge from the nest, males may engage in play with them.

Sources: (Roberts, 1975. 1981; Roberts & Gittleman, 1984)
Image: Mathias Appel


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