On June 28, the seven-year-old female Red Panda Shine gave birth for the second time at Tierpark Berlin. The father of the Red Panda cub is Joel — the pair came to Tierpark Berlin last year on the recommendation of the international conservation breeding program.
IT’S A BOY
The Red Panda weighs 1.4 kg and is a boy. The sex was determined during the first veterinary examination in September. The cub received a vaccination against distemper, which is fatal to Red Pandas, and was also chipped.
According to the zoo, the Red Panda cub initially made itself known by “quietly smacking its lips.” “It wasn’t until seven weeks later that we got a brief glimpse of the offspring,” curator Dr. Florian Sicks explains.
For Tierpark Berlin, this is the second year in a row that the Red Pandas have provided offspring. Last year’s cub, Loha, now lives in a Belgian zoo.
Further information about the birth and the vaccination of the Red Panda on the zoo’s website (in German).