Red pandas at Cotswold Wildlife Park


Two red panda cubs at an Oxfordshire wildlife park have gone on public display after three months hidden in their nest box.

The twins, which have yet to be named, are the first red pandas to be born at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in 10 years.

Curator Jamie Craig said: "The park has had an excellent record of breeding this species in the past and it says something about our history with red pandas that the breeding male we have now is the grandson of one of our original animals."

The red panda is classed as ''vulnerable'' by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and it is believed that less than 2,500 red pandas remain in the wild.

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