Omaha Zoo’s Red Panda Tofu dies age 3

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha (NE) has annouced the death of three-year-old female Red Panda Tofu.

She moved October 2017 from Detroit Zoo to Omaha and was introduced to her new home at the so called “Asian Highlands” this May.

Possible death cause

A necropsy was performed and according to an Instagram-post of the zoo “Tofu had excess fluid in her abdomen as well as her chest cavity, a finding that is most commonly observed in cases of heart failure or cardiomyopathy”. Also an inflammation of the heart could be a possible cause of death.

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Omaha’s Zoo at Instagram