Red Panda mum dies at Zoo Nuremberg

Pandamutter Tiergarten Nürnberg

Two Red Panda cubs in Nuremberg. Photo: Helmut Mägdefrau/Tiergarten Nürnberg/Stadt Nürnberg

 

Patna, mother of two Red Panda cubs at Nuremberg Zoo, was found dead in her enclosure. An autopsy showed that the seven year old Red Panda died from a heartfailure. According to information from the city of Nuremberg no other diseases or infections were observed.

Both cubs – one girl and one boy – are now fed by the zookeepers with a special milk, which is also used in the rearing of puppies.

Since the death of her mother both cubs could increase their weight.