Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens fulgens)
The red panda’s fur is long, thick and fuzzy to protect it against rain and cold in its mountainous habitat at up to 5000m altitude. Its colour helps the panda to blend with the reddish moss and white lichen growing on fir trees. These pandas have fur on the soles of their feet to aid grip on wet branches and to keep them warm when walking on snow. They are 50 – 60 cm long and weigh between three and six kgs.
Lion (Panthera leo senegalensis)
Lions are generally considered tawny in colour but do range in colour from light buff to silvery grey but also to a yellowish red and brown coloration. ‘White’ or pale cream coloration also exists as does a rare melanistic form. For all color variations, the underparts and insides of limbs are paler in colour and the tail has a black tufted tip.