The red panda has given scientists taxonomic fits. It has been classified as a relative of the giant panda, and also of the raccoon, with which it shares a ringed tail. Currently, red pandas are considered members of their own unique family—the Ailuridae.
This is Dave, a (very happy) Red Panda. The reason he's delighted is that Dave has just found out that he is about to move into my house and become MrPant's (my cat) life-long companion!now, all I need to do is tell MrPants the good news.