Saturday 21 October 2017

Cuteness overload - Dublin Zoo unveils baby red panda twins

Red Panda Twins at Dublin Zoo. Photo: Patrick Bolger
Red Panda Twins at Dublin Zoo. Photo: Patrick Bolger
Red Panda Twins at Dublin Zoo. Photo: Patrick Bolger
Red Panda Twins at Dublin Zoo. Photo: Patrick Bolger
Red Panda Twins at Dublin Zoo. Photo: Patrick Bolger
Red Panda Twins at Dublin Zoo. Photo: Patrick Bolger
Red Panda Twins at Dublin Zoo. Photo: Patrick Bolger

DUBLIN Zoo has unveiled its latest arrivals - two adorable baby red panda twins.

The twins were born on July 14th weighing around 150 grams,  one male and one female.

Although the pair have been at the zoo since July, they have only started to venture out of their den in recent days.

 The thriving newborn cubs have a very strong bond with their parents - they are the third litter born to parents Angelina and Chota.

Team Leader Eddie O’Brien at Dublin Zoo said: “Red pandas are endangered in the wild so we are over the moon that this is the third litter born to Angelina and Chota at Dublin Zoo.

“The cubs are both doing very well and getting more adventurous and confident.”

The red panda is mainly found in the wild in parts of China and Nepal, however it has been put at risk through habitat destruction.

Populations have also suffered in the wild due to poaching, however laws have been passed in recent years to crack down on the practice.

You can make your suggestion on the Dublin Zoo Facebook page.

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