Ecology and Conservation of the Red Panda in the Nepal Himalayas
Date Published: 1989
- Yomzon, Pralad B.
University of Maine Graduate School
Red pandas (Ailurus fulgens) were studied in Langtang National Park from 1986-87. The 22.2 km2 study area had an estimated population of nine and seven animals in 1986 and 1987, respectively. Mating occurred from late January through March, and females were polyestrous. The litter size was 1-2 cubs. Mortality among cubs was 83-86% (5-6 cubs) and 672 (4 cubs) in 1986 and 1987, respectively. Although adult mortality was not observed in 1986 44% (4 animals) died in 1987. Mortality in adults and young was associated with disturbance from chauri grazing and other human-related activities.
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