Footage: Chester Zoo / Edited by Red Pandazine
One-year-old male Red Panda Koda is the new companion for female Nima at Chester Zoo in England.
He moved from Paradise Park in Cornwall and arrived on 6 June at his new stay.
Koda and Nima are genetically well matched and have been slowly introduced to one another by the Chester Zoo’s expert team.
“Although slightly shy at the beginning, he soon built up enough confidence to introduce himself to our resident female, Nima – which is a really encouraging sign”, says Tim Rowlands, Curator of Mammals at Chester Zoo. He and the staff hopes that Koda and Nima will provide offspring in the future.
Paradise Park has a video of young Koda on YouTube