Red Panda boy Turner born at Longleat

red panda cub longleat
This little Red Panda boy has been named Turner. Photo: Longleat

It’s the fourth successful Red Panda birth at Longleat (England) in the last three years: Red Panda mother Rufina gave birth to a male cub, which has been named Turner. His father is Ajendra, who came to Longleat from Germany in 2012.

red panda cub longleat
“A very large, healthy baby!” Photo: Longleat
A big boy

“At first we thought Rufina could be having twins again as she was so heavy; however it turned out she just had one very large, healthy baby!”, Keeper Samantha Allworthy said.

red panda cub longleat
Turner and Keeper Samantha Allworthy. Photo: Longleat

According to her, the parents are “fantastic” and the keepers try to interfere as little as possible.

Read more

Check out our story about Longleat’s Red Panda twins born in 2016:

Red Panda twins born at Longleat