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Steve Morvell Australian Wildlife Artist. Bright eyes - red panda Pastel on Colourfix paper

Bright eyes  -  red panda’
    Pastel on Colourfix paper
Size 41 x 45 cm.
Price $2100

Red pandas look like butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths….and to some extent that notion of a gentle animal is accurate. But when two males fight over territory it is like a whirlwind on steroids. Two tomcats battling it out is the nearest I can come to a description of the action. They will even tear the ear clean off an opponent. Called pandas they are not actually related to giant pandas which are true bears while the red panda is instead related distantly to skunks and weasels. They share similarities of habitat, diet and to some extent appearance with giant pandas but this is really an example of convergent evolution.

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