Red Panda

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The red panda’s tail is not prehensile and makes up 40% of its total length.

The red panda’s tail is proportionately shorter in young than in adults, averaging about 70 millimeters or 25% of the total length in contrast to about 40% of the total length in adults.

The tail is not prehensile, but is used as a support and counterbalance when climbing. In normal progression on the ground, the tail is carried straight out and horizontal to the ground.

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

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