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Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


New page, time for a gif!

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Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away




Radio!
Mar 15, 2008

Look at that post.



How soft are red pandas? Very or extremely?

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


I'd say extrememly. Look at how smooshy that fur is.



Some day I will pet a red panda.

cinci zoo sniper
Mar 14, 2013



Radio! posted:

How soft are red pandas? Very or extremely?
Depends on how hard you press.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away




Breakfast!

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away




That's not how ladders work

Six-Of-Hearts
Mar 17, 2009

"I want to break your heart, and give you mine."






I've got some awareness to spread too!



Cockmaster
Feb 24, 2002


Silver Alicorn posted:

OMG! They're so cute!! Can I get one as a pet??

Probably not! Unless you want an animal that has peculiar temperature and dietary needs, requires lots of space, and probably can't be house trained. I've heard of them being kept as pets in Nepal but that's their native range so it's probably a different story there.

That reminds me of something:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOFq5q8Lo18

It would appear that they're either trying to send the message that red pandas have no business being pets, or trying to turn them into the next exotic pet craze.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


Yeah that video looks kind of weird and staged to me. I think they'd make decent pets, though you'd have to pet-proof your house somewhat. And they'd probably go stir crazy indoors? And you'd have to completely enclose your yard because they can climb anything. But look at this lil guy.





Fish Noise
Jul 25, 2012

IT'S ME, BURROWS!

IT WAS ME ALL ALONG, BURROWS!


It's from some sort of educational zoo show with a segment where one of the hosts would spend a day living with a wild animal or two. The beaver and cheetah episodes were also pretty amazing. The original videos seem to have been taken down though so now all that's left are edited-down reuploads of the red panda one.

It's missing the parts where she winds up having to eat standing so the red pandas couldn't get into her food, the red pandas take turns exploring the closet while she tries to get them out, and they discover how to turn on the lights in the middle of the night.

EDIT: Also the parts where they actually talk about the red panda - she wraps her hands around one and it squeezes through no problem, they're basically all fluff.

Fish Noise fucked around with this message at 22:59 on Feb 22, 2015

adventure in the sandbox
Nov 24, 2005



Things change




Thanks Silver Alicorn or SA. I feel more aware
Some red pandas will drop their tail when pursued by a predator, as a decoy so they can escape. c/d

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof


Nap Ghost

The Cincinnati snow video of the red pandas playing is the most amazing video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSehQsYU9h4

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


adventure in the sandbox posted:

Thanks Silver Alicorn or SA. I feel more aware
Some red pandas will drop their tail when pursued by a predator, as a decoy so they can escape. c/d

True. The tail will later build a cocoon and turn into a moth.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away




Rollin' in the snow

Tasty_Crayon
Jul 29, 2006
Same story, different version.



If I ever encountered something that cute irl I would die.

Nighthand
Nov 4, 2009

what horror the gas


I went to the Detroit zoo last summer but the day we went their red pandas were basically chilling in a little cave sleeping where we couldn't see them. It was disappointing.

The more local zoo has a smaller, but less closed off exhibit that was easier to see them, but I'd really love one of those red panda petting zoo style exhibits some time. Unfortunately I don't think any zoo within a reasonable distance of me has such an event.

Chido
Dec 7, 2003

Butterflies fluttering on my face!



Tasty_Crayon posted:

If I ever encountered something that cute irl I would die.

You'd better not check out the olinguito

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


It costs like $300 to book an encounter anyway so you may as well file it under expensive vacation ideas. Short of that they are most active in the early morning, or feeding time.

cinci zoo sniper
Mar 14, 2013



Just come with apples to exhibit.

Suspect Bucket
Jan 14, 2012

SHRIMPDOR WAS A MAN
I mean, HE WAS A SHRIMP MAN
er, maybe also A DRAGON
or possibly
A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM
BUT HE WAS STILL
SHRIMPDOR


kalstrams posted:

Just come with apples to exhibit.

Please do not do this. Not even as a joke. Zoo animals are on special diets. In particular, there are suppliments and sometimes medications mixed with their food. Beyond the danger of outside food being potentially toxic, bearing disease, and being indigestable, at best all you will do is make it harder for the keepers to keep these fragile idiot animals alive for another day.

Also, if you get caught, you get yelled at and kicked out and we revoke your membership. Yeah, that includes you, creepy girrafe man.

\/\/\/ SERIOUS ZOO BIZNESS \/\/\/

Suspect Bucket fucked around with this message at 15:49 on Feb 23, 2015

cinci zoo sniper
Mar 14, 2013



That was a joke, man.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away




dancin' panda

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away




More dancin'

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away




Lunchtime!

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


catamar
May 23, 2008


Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away




hi there

jetz0r
May 10, 2003

Tomorrow, our nation will sit on the throne of the world. This is not a figment of the imagination, but a fact. Tomorrow we will lead the world, Allah willing.





OMG a red panda post!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTz5MtxrDTA

Tamarillo
Aug 6, 2009


Happily I live in a city that has bookable red panda close encounters. This thread has inspired me to revisit this activity.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


That's awesome, I'm jelly.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


It's a new video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DfUuWLrBx0&hd=1

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


Cockmaster
Feb 24, 2002


Tamarillo posted:

Happily I live in a city that has bookable red panda close encounters. This thread has inspired me to revisit this activity.

I wonder if we should start a list of zoos offering this sort of thing. I've found a number of them:


Utica Zoo - Utica, NY: (they also offer a lion encounter if you have $1000 and balls large enough to count as light trucks

http://uticazoo.org/visit/animal-encounters/


Ross Park Zoo - Binghamton, NY: (they say "currently unavailable" but don't elaborate on what's going on)

http://www.rossparkzoo.com/get-invo...ild-encounters/


Good Zoo - Wheeling, WV:

http://www.oglebay-resort.com/goodz..._encounter.html


Pittsburgh Zoo - Pittsburgh, PA: (they charge way more than the others at $350)

http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/Tickets/Tours

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


Maybe I'll compile it into a post, or something.

Silver Alicorn
Mar 30, 2008

dude put that thing away


Tamarillo
Aug 6, 2009


Mentioned in the OP, but Wellington Zoo in NZ: http://www.wellingtonzoo.com/net/ex...nter.aspx?id=20

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