Zoo Vienna: Red Pandas move to expanded enclosure

Video: Tiergarten Schönbrunn

Red Panda couple Mahalia and Manjul moved into their newly designed and significantly larger home at “Tiergarten Schönbrunn”, the famous zoo in Vienna, Austria. The redesign of the Red Panda enclosure took two months.

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Red Panda Manjul was shy at first, but then curiously explored his new home. Photo: Tiergarten Schönbrunn / Norbert Potensky
New climbing frame

“The facility is now 64 square metres larger than before the reconstruction,” explains Eveline Dungl, head of the zoological department at Tiergarten Schönbrunn.

The Red Panda enclosure now also has a climbing frame and has been replanted.

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Female Red Panda Mahalia immediately recognized her enclosure. Photo: Tiergarten Schönbrunn / Norbert Potensky
Public debut for Manjul

Female Red Panda Mahalia, who turned 10 last week, shares her home with male Manjul. The two-year-old Red Panda moved to the Austrian capital just a few weeks ago – Red Pandazine reported.

Until now, the newcomer has been housed in an alternative accommodation, now he is on display for the first time for visitors of the zoo.

The zoo staff hopes that the Red Panda couple will provide offspring.

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Where Red Pandas feel at home: the new facility at Tiergarten Schönbrunn offers plenty of shade and a climbing frame. Photo: Tiergarten Schönbrunn / Norbert Potensky

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