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Baby Red Panda born at National Zoo

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posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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Baby Red Panda Born at National Zoo





"A baby red panda was born at the National Zoo in Washington, DC on June 16. The newborn is the first red panda to be born at the zoo in 15 years.

The proud parents, two-year-old Shama and three-year-old Tate, first met in February 2009, and got busy immediately. But because red pandas mate only once a year, and “because the two were inexperienced,” it took them a few tries to get Shama pregnant, the National Zoo said in a press release."




"Despite their name, red pandas (Ailurus fulgens, also called “lesser panda,” “bear cat” and “firefox”) are more closely related to raccoons than to giant pandas. They live in cool bamboo forests in the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China, in the Himalayas and in Burma. Fewer than 2,500 red pandas remain in the wild, making this birth a victory for conservationists worldwide as well as for its first-timer parents."

Baby Red Panda born at National Zoo

I want one. It looks soo awesome. I can see why it's also called "Firefox". I tried to stop myself from saying this, but its cute.


Also thanks G.E. for the applause.


[edit on 24-6-2010 by Oozii]




posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 08:52 PM
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S&F simply because of my name and avatar!



Good post by the way, very interesting read.



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by XxRagingxPandaxX
S&F simply because of my name and avatar!



Good post by the way, very interesting read.


Haha, nice avatar. That's one panda I wouldnt want to meet face to face in the wild



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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Aw, so sweet! It was nice to click on a thread that was cheerful for a change!



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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Oh how I needed this post right now -absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing!



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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@ crazydaisy, no need to thank me, glad you enjoyed it



posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 11:57 PM
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omg that is the most precious little baby animal ever!
I want to put it in a tea cup and take a picture!



posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 01:33 AM
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Red panda's are so much cuter than the big panda's.





posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 03:27 AM
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reply to post by Grey Magic
 


Wow, it's even more awesome now. Seriously thanks for posting that video.

It's so elegant and graceful, as it gallops through the dirt and grass


But no really, I wish I could own one.



posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 12:11 PM
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Thanks Oozil, for continuing to provide us with glimpses into some of the more exotic attributes of our natural world! I always enjoy your threads.....

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