Staff at Dublin Zoo are celebrating the arrival of twin red panda cubs, the second set of twins born in a year for their parents Angelina and Chota.
Despite being born in June, sightings were rare of the cute critters in their enclosure as they only ventured out of their den at night.
An endangered species, the Red Panda is a small mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. They are easily identifiable by their reddish-brown fur, a long shaggy tail and a waddling gait, all of which adds to their endearing characteristics.
It is estimated there are fewer than 10,000 mature individuals left by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which is why zoo keepers are ‘over the moon` that this was the second litter in over a year born at the zoo.
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Published on 3/10/2012.Latest Destination News