Video: Red panda shows tourists its gymnastic pull-up skills


Watch out, Louis Smith, you might be coming up against this little red panda at the next Olmpics.

The cute animal from the Panda World reserve in Fuzhou, China, was delighting tourists by showing off its uncanny ability to do pull-ups on gymnastic rings.

The animal is seen getting a treat from its keeper for its efforts, before running off into the corner for a rest.

The red panda is a small arboreal mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China and related to raccoons, skunks and weasels.

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 native countries, their numbers in the wild continue to decline mainly due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

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.

Not, it appears, if they live at Panda World...

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