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  • Location: John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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  • Info: Live streaming webcam showing red pandas at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. The webcam shows the red pandas Wyatt and Wasabi, along with their triplet cubs Ruby, Rose, and Willow
    John Ball Zoological Garden is an urban park located on the west side of the city of Grand Rapids. Most animals at John Ball Zoo were born in another zoo. Few of the animals are taken from the wild. Almost all the wild animals are at the zoo because they sustained injuries and can no longer live in their natural habitat.

More info: Red pandas live in the mountains of Nepal, central China and northern Myanmar in rainy, high-altitude temperate forests and tropical forests. The forest must have a bamboo understory for it to be viable for the red panda. Bamboo consists of 85 to 95 percent of their diet. Red pandas eat bamboo shoots and bamboo leaf tips, stripping them off the stems with their mouths. They may also forage for roots, grasses and fallen fruits. Sometimes, they will eat eggs, insects, birds and small mammals as well, but they mostly stick to bamboo. While it is a big part of their diet, red pandas can digest only about 24 percent of the bamboo they eat. They need to consume 20 to 30 percent of their body weight, or about 1 to 2 kg of bamboo shoots and leaves per day.