While the name Pipsqueak is still unofficial for this two month old Red Panda cub, it seems fitting to us. Born on Christmas Eve at New Zealand's Wellington Zoo, keepers have kept their distance while they give mom and cub time to bond.
Favorite zoo video to date: rough-housing Red Panda cub footage set to music from Kill Bill at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. They have clearly mastered Crane style.
Juvenile Red Pandas play to learn skills that will be useful later in life. Wrestling skills for example may some day help them acquire a better mate, defend themselves from predators or get them a breakthrough role in a Tarantino movie.
Red Pandas, also known as firefoxes, may be called pandas but are actually more closely related to raccoons than Giant Pandas. However, watching the video below might lead you to believe they are most closely related to giant fluffy caterpillars. The Calgary Zoo's newest little firefox, Keti, debuted last week.
Three red panda triplets bounded into Cleveland Metroparks Zoo earlier this summer. Little Pang Pang and Xiao are currently on exhibit but Mei Mei required special veterinary care and is getting special attention from zoo staff behind the scenes. Mei Mei is pictured below at 4 weeks and 9 weeks.
In other Red Panda veterinary news, the Smithsonian National Zoo's newest Red Panda received a clean bill of health after an EKG pictured below.
The Denver Zoo is proud to announce the birth of four endangered red
panda cubs! The July 9th birth of quadruplet red panda cubs is extremely rare;
this marks only the fifth recorded birth of quadruplets at an
accredited U.S. zoo.
On July 19th, the Lincoln Children's Zoo welcomed a brand new baby Red Panda. It's mother was unable to produce enough milk, so zoo keepers have been on constant watch and are hand-raising the cub. ZooBorns is also please to welcome the Lincoln Zoo to it's ever growing family of participating zoos. Thanks and congratulations.
How's this for a double take? These two Red Panda Cubs were abandoned at birth by their mother, and since have been nursed by a mother dog. The pair was born June 25th at north
China's Taiyuan Zoo and are doing well thanks to their surrogate Mom.
"Mom" takes the cubs in as her own.
"Their mother, the first lesser panda bred at the zoo, was taken in
from a nature reserve in the northwestern Shaanxi Province at the end
of April. No one knew she was pregnant. Her plump body and bushy hair
disguised her protruding belly until the babies were born," said zoo worker Ha Guo Jiang.