Red Panda Cub Makes Its Debut

A newborn Red Panda was shown to the public in Poland on Tuesday, for the first time since the cub was born in the Warsaw Zoological Garden.

The cub, which was born almost 8 weeks ago, was examined, measured and inoculated for the first time.

An identification chip was also implanted under its skin during the examination.

During the examination Zoo workers discovered the cub is a male, however they are yet to come up with a name.

Maria Krakowiak, Manager of Predators Department of Warsaw Zoological Garden said it was a "great success" that Red Pandas were multiplying in Warsaw.

She added that it was the seventh breed in the Zoo since 1994.

The Red Panda is endemic to the Himalayas, ranging from Nepal in the west to China in the east.

It is also found India, Bhutan and northern Myanmar.

Red Pandas are endangered species.

There is an estimated population of fewer than 2,500 mature individuals and their population continues to decline due to habitat fragmentation.

Meanwhile, a Panda in Shaanxi Province, China gave birth to two cubs on Tuesday, Chinese state television said.

The two cubs were born following a fertility treatment, CCTV said.


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