Red Panda / Zoo Planckendael

For the first time in Zoo Planckendael‘s history, a baby Red Panda has been born. The timid little new born is difficult to spot, but if you’re lucky, you’ll catch him scampering from one nest box to another under the watchful eye of her mother, Lolita. The female cub, named Nangwa (Tibetan for appearance) by keepers, is an ambassador for her imperilled species. The Red Panda is listed on the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable because of habitat loss in their native Nepal. Timber from their natural environment is increasingly cut down for fuel and construction. Additionally, their reddish-brown fur is highly sought after — via ZooBorns

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