In the wild, red pandas live in the forests of the eastern Himalayas, and they are perfectly adapted for life in the trees. They use their long tails for balance and sharp, semi-retractable claws for climbing. Red pandas even have a specialized wrist bone that acts as a thumb for gripping branches and bamboo shoots, and extremely flexible ankles allow them to rotate their back feet 180 degrees and climb down trees head first. Red pandas live where it gets very cold, and our cool, foggy Humboldt climate is well-suited for Sumo and Cinni. Red pandas have fur covering the soles of their feet, which adds insulation from the cold and helps grip onto slippery, mossy branches. They also have scent glands on the soles of their feet to mark their territory.