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Little Red Meets The Vet In First Health Check

Two months after the miracle birth of ‘Little Red’ the Endangered red panda at Paradise Wildlife Park that stole the hearts of the world, it was time for the first health check with the vet.

In August, Paradise Wildlife Park announced the miracle birth of ‘Little Red’ after the tragic passing of their dad Nam Pang back in June. The story took the world by storm and Tilly the mum and ‘Little Red’ have become loved across the world for their heartfelt story.

Mum Tilly with _Little red_ - Robert Everett

Recently, as ‘Little Red’ has reached just over two months old, it was time for the vet to visit and to check how ‘Little Red’ is doing. The aim of the visit was to micro chip them and to see whether the sex can be told to hopefully find a name for ‘Little Red’.

Unfortunately, ‘Little Red’ was too much of a fidget and the vet was unable to tell the sex of them. Their cheeky personality is definitely coming through and this will have to wait until a later date. ‘Little Red’ was able to have their microchip fitted and this will help identify them and follow them as they grow older.

_Little red_ - Cameron Whitnall

After the visit, mum Tilly and ‘Little Red’ were reunited in their cosy nest box and were seen through the CCTV cameras having a cuddle and a little nap.

Red Pandas are classed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Human exploitation of forest resources and fragmentation has caused a 50% decline of the species in the last 20 years, leaving approximately 2,500 remaining in the wild. Tilly and ‘Little Red’ continue to act as ambassadors for their wild counterparts, helping to educate the public and raising awareness for the species.

Mum Tilly - Robert Everett

Paradise Wildlife Park will continue to share exciting updates of Tilly and ‘Little Red’ across their social media channels and website with the hope soon there may be tiny paws in the big outdoors!