AILURUS FULGENS FULGENS
The Brandywine Zoo has two red pandas – Sherman and Mohu. Sherman was born at the Detroit Zoo in 2012, and Mohu was born at the Sequoia Park Zoo in 2013. Both came to live here at the Brandywine Zoo in 2018.
If you are trying to figure out who is who – it’s easy! Mohu has a lot of white on her face, while Sherman is a bit bigger, and has more red on his face.
THREATS & CONSERVATION
Deforestation (commercial logging, demand for firewood, clearing for habitation and farming, jhum (slash-and-burn shifting cultivation) by hill tribes, grazing of domestic stock, monoculture forest plantation) has led to reduced food supply for the red pandas, and habitat fragmentation threatens their ability to move about their territories. Red pandas are also hunted for their fur.