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This article is about the creature. For the pro-bending team, see Fire Ferrets.
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Fire ferret
General information
Habitat
Status

Active

Uses

Pets, pet food

Chronological information
First appearance

"The Revelation"

The fire ferret is an arboreal mammal indigenous to the bamboo forests of the central Earth Kingdom.[1] It can be domesticated and kept as a pet.[2]

Anatomy

The fire ferret has long, soft, reddish-brown fur on most of its body and dark red-brown fur on its short legs. It has a light face with tear markings and robust cranial-dental features.

The light face has white badges similar to those of the red panda, but it is possible that each individual can have distinctive markings. Its roundish head has medium-sized upright ears and a black nose and its long bushy tail has alternating red transverse black rings, though the end of the tail is solid black.[2]

Behavior

The fire ferret is a docile and friendly creature. Once tamed, it can easily be kept as a pet and is obedient and loyal to its owner, as exhibited by Pabu. The fire ferret can also be trained to do certain stunts, as demonstrated by Pabu's circus acts.[2]

Connection

The fire ferret is a derivation of a red panda in size, fur patterns, and coloration in the face, body, and most distinctly the tail. It has most of the features of the red panda combined with the elongated body of a black-footed ferret.[3]

Trivia

  • Its name uses the Chinese name for red pandas (火狐), which translates literally to "fire fox" in English.
  • The pro-bending team consisting of Korra, Mako, and Bolin, is called the Fire Ferrets.[4] Bolin's fire ferret, Pabu, serves as the team mascot.[5]
  • Fire ferrets are sometimes used as food for pythonacondas.[6]

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