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July 3, 2014

Red panda cubs seen on Erie Zoo video monitors

ERIE — Two red panda cubs can now be seen at the Erie Zoo, but only on a video monitor for the time being.

The twins were born June 15, the second litter produced by their 8-year-old mother, Syringa, and her 5-year-old mate, Tate.

The couple had another female cub last June, and she’ll remain at the Erie Zoo until she’s moved to another facility this fall.

The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/1t1vVRH ) reports that’s about when the cubs will be large enough to be displayed publicly.

Executive director Scott Mitchell says the red pandas are one of the more popular exhibits because of the “cute factor” though it will be awhile before the cubs develop the red fur, ringed tails and “masked” faces.

The sex of the cubs has yet to be determined.

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Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

 

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