Red pandas born in Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn.— Knoxville Zoo’s world-renowned red panda conservation program has marked another successful breeding season with the arrival of twin cubs, born at the Boyd Family Red Panda Village. The arrival of the two male cubs brings the number of red pandas born at Knoxville Zoo to 108, more than any other zoo in the world for this subspecies.

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The five –week-old cubs are the offspring of mother Scarlett and father Madan, and won’t start venturing outdoors until they are about three months old. Red pandas are endangered, primarily due to destruction of their native habitat, which extends from western Nepal to northern Myanmar.

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