What could be cuter than a couple of panda bears hugging? Well how about two red panda bears who just can't seem to stop kissing each other.

This actually took place recently in a zoo in Japan where despite a lot of people being around and watching, the two little bears were quite content with just each other and seemed to be oblivious to their surroundings.

Whether or not they were actually kissing can be debated because according to zoo experts, pandas will clean their fur by licking their paws and they will also lick off food crumbs off another bear's face. But their attention grabbing behavior did draw lots of amused looks which is a good thing because according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature the red panda is listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and poaching. The video below shows these two little love bugs as they were all caught up in each other that day. It is nice to think that just maybe a little bit of love was actually in the air for them that day.

The Red Panda ~
The red panda (Ailurus fulgens, or shining-cat), is a small arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It is the only extant species of the genus Ailurus. Slightly larger than a domestic cat, it has reddish-brown fur, a long, shaggy tail, and a waddling gait due to its shorter front legs. It feeds mainly on bamboo, but is omnivorous and may also eat eggs, birds, insects, and small mammals. It is a solitary animal, mainly active from dusk to dawn, and is largely sedentary during the day.

The red panda has been classified as Vulnerable by IUCN because its population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals. Although red pandas are protected by national laws in their range countries, their numbers in the wild continue to decline mainly due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

Red pandas are territorial. Adults are solitary except during mating season. They are generally quiet except for some twittering, tweeting, and whistling communication sounds. They have been reported to be both nocturnal and crepuscular, sleeping on tree branches or in tree hollows during the day and increasing their activity in the late afternoon and early evening hours. They sleep stretched out on a branch with legs dangling when it is hot, and curled up with its tail over the face when it is cold. They are very heat sensitive, with an optimal “well-being” temperature between 17 and 25 °C (63 and 77 °F), and cannot tolerate temperatures over 25 °C (77 °F).

Shortly after waking, red pandas clean their fur like a cat, licking their front paws and then rubbing their back, stomach and sides. They also rub their back and belly along the sides of trees or rocks. Then they patrol their territory, marking it with urine and a weak musk-smelling secretion from their anal gland. They search for food running along the ground or through the trees. Red pandas may alternately either use their forepaw to bring food to their mouth or place food directly into the mouth.

Predators of the red panda include the snow leopard, martens (Mustelidae), and humans. If they feel threatened or sense danger, they may try to escape by climbing a rock column or tree. If they can no longer flee, they stand on their hind legs to make themselves appear larger and use the sharp claws on their front paws to defend themselves. (Source ~ Wikipedia)

VIDEO: Adorable Red Pandas Can't Stop Kissing

Responses to "Adorable Red Pandas Can't Stop Kissing (Video)"

  1. Too cute for words!!!!

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  3. Shirley Mcknight says:

    Oh soooo sweet!!!!

  4. De Lenda says:

    Waooo! so sweet.. cutest in the world. Love it

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