Minnesota Zoo: Red Panda Min died

Red Panda Min. Photo: Minnesota Zoo

10-year-old female Red Panda Min at Minnesota Zoo has died.

She was born at the Oklahoma Zoo in June 2011 and had been living there since 2012. Due to her — for Red Pandas — advanced age, Min was struggling with several health issues.

Min was the zoo’s only Red Panda and one of its most popular animals.

With keeper Melissa, the otherwise very shy Red Panda was able to build a trusting relationship.