Firefox is clearly one of the most popular web browsers around. But there is one fact about it that is going to confuse people. Because it seems that we have all been wrong in one small area.
You would automatically think that as it was called Firefox that the animal in the logo is a fox. But that is not actually true. Yes, that thing that looks like a fox and seems to be called a fox is not actually a fox.
So, what is it?
Well, the answer is more straightforward than you think because it is actually a red panda. Okay, so that has probably just confused you even more, so a further explanation is going to be required.
The red panda is an animal that is native to parts of the Himalayas, as well as just over the border in China. In English, the name translates from the Chinese into the word ‘firefox’ and it is from that translation that we get the name of the browser. So, the next time someone mentions the browser, you can then astound them with the story of how it should be called Red Panda.