Fake Reports About the Death of Red Panda Cub Dash

Red Panda cub Dash at the Toronto Zoo (Canada) is dead. He died despite medical care at the end of October at the age of three months. An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of death, Canadian broadcaster CTV reports. [CTV]

Deaths of newborn or young Red Pandas are unfortunately not uncommon. It is all the worse when these are misused for misinformation. On Twitter, a false report is circulating, claiming that Dash’s death is related to a Covid-19 vaccination.

But: the Red Panda Dash has not yet received the vaccination at all, reports the news agency AP, among others. [AP]