Resources & Publications

Here are a variety of scientific research papers, publications, and resources so can further your enthusiasm for red pandas.



Angela Glaston (edited by), Red Panda: Biology and Conservation of the First Panda 

(1st edition). Academic Press. 2011.

A broad-based overview of the biology of the red panda, Ailurus fulgens. A carnivore that feeds almost entirely on vegetable material and is colored chestnut red, chocolate brown and cream rather than the expected black and white. This book gathers all the information that is available on the red panda both from the field and captivity as well as from cultural aspects, and attempts to answer that most fundamental of questions, “What is a red panda?” Scientists have long focused on the red panda’s controversial taxonomy. 


Magazines & News

Red Panda Databases & Research Sites

  • by Justin Fairchild
    A site that tracks family trees of red pandas, as well as re-sharing high-quality panda photos from Instagram for a wider audience. Data is currently for Japanese styani pandas, and will be expanding to other zoos worldwide.
  • Smithsonian National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute - Red Panda
  • IUCN Red List
    The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission hosts a Red List of Endangered Species providing taxonomic, conservation status, and distribution information on endangered species.

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