Rusty, the Red Panda That Escaped From the National Zoo in 2013, Has Died

Rusty at National Zoo, 2013. Photo: Abby Wood, Smithsonian’s National Zoo – CC0

Red Panda Rusty died at Pueblo Zoo in Colorado. He was well-known for his escape from the National Zoo (Washington) in 2013, which caused a buzz on social media.

Rusty was born in 2012 at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Nebraska. In 2013, he came to the National Zoo in and in 2019 he moved to the Pueblo Zoo.

[NBC] [Washington Post]

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