According to Wikipedia: "The red panda was recognized as the state animal of Sikkim, India in the early 1990s, and was the mascot of the Darjeeling Tea Festival." They are also found in Myanmar and Nepal. They reside in these Asian countries where there are bamboo forests, because bamboo is their primary food. This makes it a herbivor.
This situation is important because the species depends on bamboo for survival. Both the Giant Panda and the Red Panda eat primarily bamboo. Another name for the Red Panda is "fire fox" or also the "lesser panda". At one time the Giant Panda and the Red Panda were both in the same classification, but now the Red Panda has its own classification and it is the ONLY species in the class. Whenever there is only one species in a class they could be in danger of extinction. See more below.
Introductory photo was taken by me at the San Diego Zoo.