Red Panda born at Nashville Zoo! [PHOTO]

by Dagwood l Thursday, September 4, 2014

 

The female cub is doing well and bonding with her mother in their off exhibit den. The red panda is native to the mountains of Central China, Nepal and northern Myanmar (Burma). 

The Zoo’s two red panda adults are a part of AZA’s Species Survival Program, which manages the breeding of a species in order to maintain a healthy and self-sustaining captive population that is both genetically diverse and demographically stable. At about a year old, she will most likely leave Nashville Zoo to be paired with a mate for breeding. 

 

If all continues to progress, the Zoo hopes to debut the cub this fall. Stay tuned for more details about her debut and a naming contest.

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