Red Panda Brothers Debut at Philadelphia Zoo
October 27, 2017
The Philadelphia Zoo’s two new adorable Red Panda cubs recently made their public debut.
Brothers, Yeren and Ping Jing, were born to mom, Spark, and dad, Khumbie, in June. This is the second successful Red Panda litter at Philadelphia Zoo. Twins, Benjamin and Betsey, were born in June of 2015.
Spark is a wonderful mom and is doing a great job caring for her new babies, and the Zoo says all are doing very well.
Photo Credits: Philadelphia Zoo
The birth of this litter is important, as Red Pandas are classified as “Endangered” by the IUCN. The main threats to the species in the wild are habitat destruction, poaching and climate change.
Known for their cinnamon colored fur and bushy, ringed-tail, the Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) is native to the mountains of Central China, Nepal and northern Myanmar (Burma).
Yeren and Ping Jing are now on exhibit with their mom Spark each day at Philadelphia Zoo.