Endangered Red Panda Couple Got Their First Cub at The Helsinki Zoo
The red panda couple got their first cub at the Helsinki Zoo on Tuesday.
The red pandas are extremely endangered—only about 10,000 are living in the wild in Central Asia in the Himalayas, and the number has been estimated to have reduced by half in the past 18 years.
Cutting down trees and the expansion of cattle’s’ pastureland have reduced and shattered territory suitable for the species.
The red pandas prefer remote bamboo forests located in the heights. The arduous territory provides the best protection for them.
In the Helsinki Zoo, a red panda cub was previously born seven years ago.