A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.
Red panda. The species' average length from head to body is 50 to 65 cm (20 to 26 inches), with an additional tail length of 30 to 50 cm (12 to 20 inches) and an average weight of 3 to 6 kg. Males weigh 3.7 to 6.2 kg whereas females weigh about 4.2 to 6.0 kg. The red panda is a small arboreal mammal and the only representative of the genus Ailurus. Despite. Its common name is the red panda, but it isn’t related to the giant panda and is much smaller and lighter. It has a reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. Red pandas use their ringed tails as a blanket to protect themselves from the cold temperatures of the chilly Himalayan areas they live in. (All animal info from: http://www.strangeanimals.info/2010/10/red-panda.html#ixzz4Xf0VJ6z4)
These pandas are arboreal—
They're up there for each nap and meal.
It isn’t such an awful deal.
For while they're up there in the trees
They get to do just what they please—
Like dream and love ... and Tastee Freeze.