The Red Panda, otherwise known as Ponya (in Nepali), resembles a raccoon in size and appearance and is not closely related to the Giant Panda. It is native to the temperate forests of the Himalayas, is a good tree climber, and spends most of its time in trees. The house holds the value of "Curiosity".
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