Moonlight gave birth to a Red Panda cub

Red panda cub Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Red panda cub born at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Photo: Jessica Kordell/Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

4-year-old Red Panda Moonlight gave birth to a cub at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (Virginia) on June 12. According to the zoo the mother and her offspring are doing well, and the keepers are “cautiously optimistic” that the newborn Red Panda will continue to grow.

Keepers have been checking the Red Pandas via a closed-circuit camera in the nest box.

Moonlight is a very attentive mom to the cub.


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On Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s website.