Sunday fire cat

 Red Pandas are sometimes called “fire cats.”  Could it  have been in recognition of this linguistic sharing that an ordinary house cat consented to nurse a red panda cub that had been rejected by its mother?

Answer:  Almost certainly not.

July 9, 2008

(all rights: Artis Zoo –

Here’s an adult red panda; it’s about the size of a house cat, but with an extraordinary tail that is a very effective wrap.