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17 Reasons Red Pandas Are Earth-Shatteringly Cute

It's impossible to look at them without SQUEEING.

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1. Red pandas have a big bushy tail that helps them balance when they climb trees.

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2. They also use that bushy lil tail as a blanket in the winter time to help keep them warm. CUTEST ANIMAL TRAIT EVER.

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3. They are the most adorable little playmates.

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4. And the world's cutest snackers.

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5. They even have a thumb-like adaptation to grab onto bamboo shoots!

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6. They have the cutest paws in the entire universe.

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7. Red pandas are pretty shy and spend most of their lives alone, snuggled up in trees and foraging for tender bamboo.

8. But when a friend needs a helping hand, they're always there to lend a paw.

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9. And the sweetest smile on Earth.

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10. They are extraordinarily adorable nappers.

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11. JUST LOOK AT HOW CUTE HE IS.

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12. They're about the size of a house cat, which only increases their level of adorable.

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13. They can be a bit mischievous...

14. ...but it only adds to their cuteness.

15. It is impossible to look at their faces without feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

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16. Basically, red pandas are the sweetest little fuzzballs ever...

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17. ...and our universe wouldn't be nearly as adorable without them.

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