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Potawatomi Zoo welcomes a pair of baby red pandas

Newborn red panda cubs at The Potawatomi Zoo. (Photo courtesy of the zoo)

The Potawatomi Zoo welcomed a couple of new babies recently.

Maiya the red panda gave birth to a pair of female cubs on June 17th, and after a few weeks of observation, Executive Director Josh Sisk says they’re doing well, though one of them was smaller than her sister.

The smaller one was too weak to feed and has been raised by hand until she is strong enough to rejoin the family. The cubs are doing well now and it’s hoped that the mother will soon be caring for both babies soon.

Sisk believes it will probably be another four weeks or so before the babies start venturing out into the exhibit. At the moment they are staying out of the spotlight in the enclosure, but hopefully we’ll all have the chance to catch a glimpse of them soon.

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