Apparently, red pandas are “somewhat fierce,” but, at Chengdu Panda Base, there are many holes in the fence, holes that appear to be there intentionally to allow red pandas to move freely from one enclosure to another. More than once, I looked down to see a red panda at my feet.
|Red panda, standing, waiting for his morning meal; Chengdu Panda Base; Sichuan province, China.|
|A caretaker administers medicine to one of the red pandas.|
|Please keep three meters away, unless that is impossible because the red panda is sharing the one-meter-wide path with you.|
|A red panda walking on the pedestrian pathway.|
|Red pandas eating breakfast.|