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Ailurus fulgens

Red Pandas were originally grouped in the same family as Raccoons due to similarities in teeth, skulls and ringed tails. Later, they were regrouped in the same family as Bears because of DNA similarities. The Red Panda’s natural habitat is shrinking due to deforestation and encroachment due to agriculture. 

You can find Red Pandas in the Prairie Cabin in the Hy-Vee Face-to-Face Farm. 

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