Two cubs born to a red panda household at a zoo in the northwestern Turkish province of Kocaeli are pleasant information for a species in hazard of extinction.
The red pandas, native to Nepal and China, have been delivered to Faruk Yalçın Zoo and Botanical Park in the province in 2014 for breeding functions. Two feminine cubs have been born to them final week, and they’re now receiving care earlier than happening show in August for guests. Sinan Kıroğlu, deputy supervisor of the zoo, advised Anadolu Agency (AA) that they introduced three feminine red pandas to the zoo six years in the past earlier than they took in a male red panda. “We handed over two females to a different zoo and determined to maintain one feminine and male right here. They bought accustomed to one another and eventually mated,” he mentioned.
The cubs are at present in an enclosed house with their protecting mom, who has but to permit them to discover the open space of their enclosure. “We don’t disturb them aside from weekly well being checks. Red pandas are delicate animals. They don’t mate if they’re pressured, stressed. The new births present they’re comfy right here,” he mentioned. He mentioned the red panda inhabitants has dropped under 10,000 in the wild. “They mate as soon as in a 12 months, so this start could be very uncommon,” he added.