Red panda cubs debut at Prospect Park and Bronx zoos

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The Bronx Zoo duo is from the western range of the Himalayas.

Four  adorable red panda cubs have made their debut at the Prospect Park and Bronx zoos in New York City.

The cubs were born this summer and will reach maturity at about 18 months.

Both litters consist of a male and female cub. Two of the cubs are on display at the Himalayan Highlands exhibit at the Bronx Zoo and the others call Discovery Trail at the Prospect Park Zoo home.


The pair that calls the Prospect Park Zoo home is from the eastern part of the Himalayas.

The duo at the Prospect Park Zoo are a subspecies from the eastern Himalayas, while the Bronx Zoo pair is native to the western part of the range.

Red pandas — which are native to Nepal, India, Bhutan, China and Myanmar — are considered “vulnerable” by the International Union of Conservation of Nature because of habitat loss.

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