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Monday, January 21, 2013

Rare Nepalese Panda born at Auckland Zoo...

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Munich Zoo Fran...
Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Munich Zoo Français : Un Petit panda (Ailurus fulgens) dans le zoo de Munich. Türkçe: Münih Hayvanat Bahçesi'ndeki küçük panda (Ailurus fulgens). Kızıl panda olarak da bilinen bu hayvanlar, Doğanın Korunumu için Uluslararası Birlik örgütü tarafından soyu tükenme tehlikesi altındaki hassas türler arasında sayılmaktadır. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The birth of a rare Nepalese red panda baby, weighing not much more than a tomato, has thrilled Auckland Zoo keepers.
The keepers said that the birth of the cub, the first of its kind at the Zoo since 2002, in the early hours of Christmas Eve was the best present they could have received.
The panda, now four weeks old is the first offspring of three-year-old Bo, who arrived at Auckland Zoo in mid-2012, and 12-year-old Sagar.
The cub was an "extremely valuable addition to the international breeding programme for this threatened species", carnivore team leader, Bruce Murdock said.
The cub, whose sex is yet to be determined, weighed just 105 grams at birth and now weighs about 240 grams.     View video:,tst

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At January 24, 2013 at 3:26 AM , Anonymous snowbird said...

Wow, that's amazing, how tiny is that though! xxxxx

At January 24, 2013 at 1:44 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

They are small and rare in captivity.


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