Red Panda is one of the vulnerable species with highest legal protection because it comes under the category of threatened species. If you wish to find them in their natural habitat, then you may find it in below states:
- West Bengal
- Arunachal pradesh
Due to deforestation of their natural habitat i.e Bamboo trees, they are on the verge of extinction. They sleep all day, wake up in evening to eat and when sun goes down, they again go to sleep.
Major National parks that have red panda population are:
- Neora Valley National Park
It is situated in the Kalimpong district, West Bengal, India.Along with Red panda, this national park is an abode for many other endangered species. To enter the park, a permit from forest department is required at Lava (name of place).
2. Khangchendzonga National Park
Kanchenjunga National Park or Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve located in Sikkim, India. Apart from being a nation park and biosphere reserve it has some trekking trails as well.
3. Singalila National Park
Singalila National Park is a national park of India located on the Singalila Ridge in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Due to a major forest fire in year 2006, many endangered species including red pandas were lost. Although, still you may find some rare species in this national park. It is located at a high altitude of 7000 feet from sea level.
4. Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary
It is also located in West bengal and is connected through Neora Valley National Park.