Three-year-old Red Panda Peter has moved from the Dutch Gaia Zoo to the Marwell Zoo in Hampshire (UK), where he joins the female Red Panda Mei Mei in a newly designed enclosure.
“Peter has settled in really well to his new home with Mei Mei. They don’t seem fazed by one another and Peter has done a lot of relaxing and snoozing, which is what we’d expected,” says Carrie Arnold, animal keeper at Marwell Zoo.
The zoo hopes that the couple will be able to provide offspring in the future.
Mei Mei and Peter’s new enclosure features planted bamboo, thick low-lying bushes, coniferous and deciduous trees as well as climbing structures for the pandas to pass people overhead.
The new home also has multi-level viewing windows, giving visitors a good chance to see the Red Pandas.