The red panda is a carnivorous mammal once thought to be related to the Giant Panda. It likewise lives in China and feeds on bamboo. But genetic studies have shown us that red pandas are related to raccoons, while Giant Pandas are true bears. I took my reference photo at the San Francisco Zoo while this cutie was eating. Micron pen, white gel pen, and watercolor on Moleskine sketchbook. 3.5″x3.5″.