Oh, it’s so cute. The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero recently put its red panda out for public adoration. The native of China, Bhutan, India and Nepal is a true panda. The giant panda is actually a species of bear. The bamboo-eating red panda is sometimes called a firefox. The 2-year-old male named Ruskan is in a temporary exhibit while a permanent exhibit is being built.