We were in a store in the capital looking for a stuffed animal (it seems that lying on your back if you hold a stuffed animal to your chest, it can bring your arms into perfect balance). An 11-y/o lad walked by, "Red panda, good choice. They're not related to any other animal," and some other interesting facts.
So, this is Rusty. He has been traveling with us, helping us cope with stress. Red pandas as actual critters are pretty antisocial, smell nasty and just in general do not make good pets, cute as they may be. But the stuffed ones, I can vouch for them.