ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Tiny Toad, Red Panda Cubs, More

ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Tiny Toad, Red Panda Cubs, More
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Fuzhou, China, September 10, 2008--Six red panda cubs gather around a food bowl during their unveiling at Fuzhou Panda World. The research center bred ten cubs this year. Eight survived.

The World Conservation Union lists the species as endangered. Deforestation of their high-altitude habitat is the primary threat.

Adult red pandas—which look more like raccoons than like their namesake bears—reach the size of a house cats, though the red pandas' bushy tails add an additional 18 inches (46 centimeters).
—Photograph by Zheng Shuai/ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images
 
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