Red Pandas Tusa and Asa explore their reopened home

Female Red Panda Asa explores her habitat on Asia Trail. Photo: Adam Mason - Smithsonian's National Zoo - CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Female Red Panda Asa explores her habitat on Asia Trail. Photo: Adam Mason, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

This week, the Red Pandas Tusa and Asa explored their new home on Asia Trail at Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington. The newly furbished enclosure comes with a lot of space to climb.

Female Red Panda AsaSmithsonian's National Zoo

A  little Himalaya for Asa and Tusa at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Photo: Adam Mason – Smithsonian’s National Zoo – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

It is complete with four new indoor enclosures with air-conditioning. Three of them reach 11 feet high and one reaches 9 feet.

This retreat has also viewing windows which allows the visitors to see the Red Pandas while they spend their time inside.