Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The Bittersweet Birth of a New Red Panda

Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire, UK, welcomed the birth of a new red panda in July. The cub was born to red panda Tilly and her partner Nam Pang. They were matched by an international breeding program, but failed to produce a cub in four years. Nam Pang died in June. Zookeepers were devastated, but within a couple of weeks noticed that Tilly has started nesting behavior. On July 16, a month after Nam Pang's passing, she gave birth to his only offspring. The new cub's gender is yet unknown, and it will not be named until it is old enough for a veterinary checkup. (via Fark)

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

Prove you love me, do me Nam Pang.
No Tilly, I can't, it would kill me.
I don't believe that Nam, you don't really love me... boo hoo.
Sigh... I'll show you how much I love you.
Gosh, he was right, now I'm sorry I nagged him.

They always regret nagging too late.