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Reproduction in red pandas ailurus fulgens carnivora ailuropodidae



Reproduction in red pandas ailurus fulgens carnivora ailuropodidae



Journal of Zoology (London) 188(2): 235-250



Several aspects were studied of the reproductive biology of the red panda, A. fulgens, in captivity at the National Zoological Park (NZP), Washington, D.C. [USA] over a 6 yr period. This species exhibits marked mating and birth seasons and produces litters averaging 1.7 with a sex ratio of 1.2 males to 1 female. Sexual maturity is reached in the 2nd breeding season after birth or when animals are approximately 18 mo. of age. Growth, development and mortality of young are discussed. A wide range in observed gestation periods was observed, averaging 131 days, which may be due to one or a combination of factors. Breeding behavior is briefly noted and compared to that in other, related species [A. f. fulgens and A. f. styani]. Predictions about reproductive and other life strategies of red pandas in nature are drawn by fitting captive data into accepted ecological models.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1979.tb03402.x


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