Cute Baby Animal Alert: Denver Zoo Welcomes Red Panda Twins


The red panda cubs bond at the Denver Zoo. Photo courtesy Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo is seeing double with the recent birth of twin red panda cubs on Aug. 27.

The cubs, each weighing just over 1 pound, are currently being kept behind the scenes with their mother, Faith, in a nest box to ensure healthy development. In a few more weeks, they will be able to join their father, Hamlet, in the Zoo’s red panda enclosure where they’ll be ready for visitors. The two brothers have yet to be named, but are said to be feisty when they wrestle each other.

Red pandas can be commonly found in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Myanmar and China and feature red and off-white markings, large puffy tails and pointed ears. Their obsession? Bamboo.

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